Senate hearing convenes over West Virginia chemical spill

BY Associated Press  February 4, 2014 at 10:12 AM EDT

A U.S. Senate subcommittee will hear testimony on the West Virginia chemical spill in Washington Tuesday.

The Committee on Environment and Public Works’ water and wildlife subcommittee will convene over 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, W.Va., 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.