WV TAP releases new studies of West Virginia chemical spill

March 26, 2014

CHARLESTON, W.V. — The documents, available online, detail contaminant toxicity and odor thresholds.

CHARLESTON, W.V. — The West Virginia Testing Assessment Project (WV TAP) project team has released two new documents online detailing contaminant toxicity and odor threshold for the West Virginia chemical spill, according to a press release.

These documents include a health effects literature review as well as a drinking water odor threshold testing report based on expert odor analysis panels, continued the release.

Both documents can be downloaded under the “Test Results” tab at http://www.wvtapprogram.com, noted the release.

The title of the literature review, reported the release, is Health Effects for Chemicals in 2014 West Virginia Chemical Release: Crude MCHM Compounds, PPH and DiPPH, which presents a summary of toxicity information on the chemicals that were spilled into the Elk River in West Virginia in January 2014 from the Freedom Industries facility.

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According to the release, the title of the odor threshold testing result document is Technical Memorandum: Expert Panel Estimates of the Odor Threshold Concentration, Odor Recognition Concentration and Odor Objection Concentration for Crude methylcyclohexanemethanol in Water, which presents a summary of drinking water related odor findings to date, as several support activities remain in progress.

Read the full release here.