The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP) is investigating the origins of a foam substance floating on the Elk River upstream of West Virginia American Water’s Kanawha Valley Water Treatment Plant. The source also appears to be upstream of the Freedom Industries spill site. Water plant officials have been notified and remain in contact with WVDEP personnel per agency protocol.
WVDEP inspectors are still trying to identify the foam. More information will be released as soon as it becomes available.