CHARLESTON, WV (CNN) - On Saturday, West Virginia's governor ordered the company responsible for the contamination of the state's water supply to remove all of its above-ground chemical tanks from the river site where the leak occurred.
Freedom Industries has until March 15 to start the "dismantling, removing and properly disposing" the 17 tanks.
Officials say more than 7,000 gallons of a chemical used to process coal leaked into the Elk River on January 9.
Three tanks that contained the same chemical have already been emptied.
Shortly after the spill, freedom industries filed for bankruptcy.
The leak is still being investigated.
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