About 300,000 in W.Va. still without tap water after chemical spill

  • Article by: PAM RAMSEY , Associated Press
  • Updated: January 11, 2014 - 8:48 PM

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Several hundred thousand people in West Virginia remained without clean tap water for a third day Saturday following a chemical spill and a water company executive said it could be days before uncontaminated water is flowing again.

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bosshogJan. 11, 1411:11 AM

Very interesting how this article never mentions the fact this chemical tank was used for cleaning coal for Coal burning power plants.

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rlwr51Jan. 11, 1411:39 AM

Coming soon, to an area near you.

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rlwr51Jan. 11, 1411:42 AM

"bosshogJan. 11, 1411:11 AM Very interesting how this article never mentions the fact this chemical tank was used for cleaning coal for Coal burning power plants." . . . and is allowed to be located just upstream from the water source for the whole area.

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getcrazyJan. 11, 1412:11 PM

In other news BP just lost yet another appeal for the money they owe for the mess they created in the Gulf and a train carrying crude from frack land crashed sent an entire town running. Businesses regulating themselves doesn't work, hasn't worked and will never work. If you don't agree you are blind or looking at financial gain (campaign funds, CEO bonus, hush money...).

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mandansmomJan. 11, 14 1:30 PM

I have to wonder how many people are hospitalized for "nausea and vomiting" on any given day in Charleston?

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elle2008Jan. 11, 14 4:11 PM

This is kind of getting scary. Unregulated business has the ability to poison people in this country and we are allowing it. For what, a few crummy jobs? Yeah, that is what is it.

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rjr2205Jan. 11, 14 4:18 PM

WV residents without tap water due to the chemical contamination! It's clear the USA must develop alternative energies aka green energies as alternatives to coal, oil, etc. I wonder if the folks who were so upset a few weeks ago over the wind turbine potential injuries to eagles will express as much concern over the injuries to humans caused by fossil fuels.

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ollie3Jan. 11, 14 4:18 PM

They just need to give more money to their local megachurch, then everything will be fine.

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chop1234Jan. 12, 14 1:29 AM

1 million liters of trucked in water doesn't seem enough. I would think someone would be pushing for federal assistance to use trains to bring 100 times that much. This is a huge deal for these people.

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