Freedom Industries Faces Fines

The Labor Department's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has fined Freedom Industries for two violations. The federal agency fined Freedom $7,000 for keeping storage tanks containing crude MCHM behind a diked wall that was not liquid tight. On Jan. 9, roughly 10,000 gallons of MCHM leaked from one of the tanks and through the riverside diked wall and resulted in the water crisis. OSHA also fined Freedom Industries $4,000 for failing to have standard railings on an elevated platform.