According to the criminal complaint, Southern lied under oath about his role at Freedom Industries prior to the spill in order to deflect blame from himself and protect himself financially.
An evaluation three months before the Jan. 9 chemical spill found that chemical storage tanks at Freedom Industries did not meet industry standards, federal safety inspectors have found.
Despite measures taken to flush toxic chemicals out of the water, it still appears to be unsafe.
It's been a week since the chemical spill in West Virginia and the company behind it is now filing for bankruptcy. But the spill wasn't the start of Freedom Industries problems.
The Daily Show's Jon Stewart pointed out the absurdity of our terrorism policies compared to the way we treat industry in the United States when it comes to the safety of our water supply.
Sadly, too late now.