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January 23rd, 2014
05:33 PM ET

Mayor: 'I'm not sure' only two chemicals were involved in West Virginia spill

(CNN) - West Virginia has demanded a full list of any other chemicals that might have leaked from a Charleston-area storage plant after its owners revealed another compound had spilled into the Elk River.

The state Department of Environmental Protection gave Freedom Industries until Wednesday afternoon to disclose "any and all information" related to the January 9 spill. The move came a day after the company told regulators that in addition to the methanol compound that escaped from a ruptured tank, a second chemical - a mix of polyglycol ethers, known as PPH - was part of the leak.

"This is pretty typical of Freedom Industries, and basically just a few renegade gangsters that run that company," said Charleston, West Virginia, Mayor Danny Jones.

Asked how confident he is that no other chemicals were involved in this leak, Jones said: "I'm not sure."

"I would hope that ... our state Department of Environmental Protection would have evaluated all of this, would have found a way to have tested the chemicals in this plant, and in the storage facility to find out exactly what is in there, and to determine what all of our future is going to hold," said Jones.

For more of our interview with Mayor Danny Jones, check out the video above.

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