The WVPA, through its Sharing Network, is providing a photo of Freedom Industries President Gary Southern as he left the company’s bankruptcy hearing in downtown Charleston Tuesday evening, Jan. 21, 2014.
The WVPA thanks The Charleston Daily Mail and Photographer Craig Cunningham for providing this photo.
Photo by Craig Cunningham/Charleston Daily Mail
Freedom Industries President Gary Southern avoided questions from reporters as he left the company’s bankruptcy hearing in downtown Charleston Tuesday evening. He testified the company is in a “death spiral” following the Jan. 9 chemical leak into the Elk River.
A judge has allowed Mountaineer Funding to loan $3 million to Freedom as the company carries on business as usual. J. Clifford Forrest owns Mountaineer Funding and also owns Chemstream Holdings, the parent company of Freedom Industries.