US Senate hearing Feb 4 on W Va chemical spill
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- A U.S. Senate subcommittee will hear testimony on the West Virginia chemical spill in Washington next week.
The Committee on Environment and Public Works' water and wildlife subcommittee will convene Tuesday on the spill that left 300,000 people without clean water for days.
Scheduled to testify are West Virginia Secretary of State Natalie Tennant, West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection Secretary Randy Huffman, Natural Resources Defense Council official Erik Olson and Putnam Public Service District General Manager Michael McNulty, among others.
The U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee will hold its counterpart hearing in Charleston on Feb. 10. The committee includes two West Virginia members.
They are the committee's top Democrat, Rep. Nick Rahall, and Republican Shelley Moore Capito.