1. WHERE WERE THEY?

    WV Chem Site Unmonitored Since '91

    South Charleston Public Works employees assist local residents in South Charleston, W.V. in obtaining bottled water at the GeStamp Stamping Plant-South Charleston (W.Va.) distribution location Sunday morning, Jan. 12, 2014. This location will remain open 24-hours a day until the ban on using tap water for drinking and washing is lifted. The ban has been in effect following the chemical spill Thursday in the Elk River that has contaminated the public water supply in nine counties.. (AP Photo Michael Switzer)

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    The chemical facility in West Virginia that poisoned drinking water for 300,000 people had not been visited by environmental inspectors since 1991, The Wall Street Journal reported Sunday night. The facility owned by Freedom Industries spilled 7,500 gallons of 4-methylcyclohexane methanol through a one-inch hole in a tank last week. The feds don't inspect most above-ground chemical storage units, and West Virginia had not yet forced Freedom Industries to implement a groundwater protection plan. Too late now.

    Read it at Wall Street Journal