Gordon Simmons

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Gordon Simmons is a field organizer for the United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers in West Virginia. He holds an MA in Humanities/Philosophy from Marshall University Graduate College and has published essays in numerous journals.

The Elk River Spill — Capitalism at its “best”

by on January 30, 2014

On the morning of Thursday, January 9, 2014, 7500 gallons of a coal cleaning chemical known as Crude MCHM (principally composed of 4-methylcyclohexanemethanol) leaked from a storage tank and then from a containment wall at a facility on the banks of the Elk River in West Virginia in Kanawha County.

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