Freedom Industries Heads to Bankruptcy Court
The company behind the January 9th chemical spill that led to the water crisis had a day in bankruptcy court Tuesday. At Tuesday's meeting administered by a U.S. Department of Justice official, Freedom Industries President Gary Southern and Chief Financial Officer Terry Cline answered questions on company finances from a federal trustee and a handful of attorneys representing creditors. After the hearing, Southern told reporters he's "absolutely committed" to cleaning up environmental damage and finding jobs for 51 employees as the company winds down operations. Freedom is next scheduled in court March 4, when it will ask to hire a firm to collect electronic evidence for state and federal investigations and legal proceedings.