Chemical spill brings W.Va. capital to standstill; tainted water means no showers, laundry

  • by: BRENDAN FARRINGTON , Associated Press
  • Updated: January 10, 2014 - 10:35 PM

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A chemical spill left the water for 300,000 people in and around West Virginia's capital city stained blue-green and smelling like licorice, with officials saying Friday it was unclear when it might be safe again to even take showers and do laundry.

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