W.Va. governor: Water tests encouraging after chemical spill, but people still can't use water

  • Article by: MITCH WEISS & BRENDAN FARRINGTON , Associated Press
  • Updated: January 13, 2014 - 4:29 AM

DRY BRANCH, W.Va. — For Bonnie Wireman, the white plastic bag covering her kitchen faucet is a reminder that she can't drink the water.

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bosshogJan. 12, 14 7:48 PM

So now the coal industry is trying to distance itself from a chemical that they alone use? Can they say this spill would have happened even if there was no coal industry? I didn't think so.

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getcrazyJan. 12, 14 7:53 PM

Lets quit calling these "spills" and "accidents" and instead call them what they are - criminal acts. If you have a tank of chemicals along a river that brings drinking water to 300,000 people and because of failure to maintain it it leaks? Your company has committed felony crimes and the officers that did not ensure the safety of the 300,000 people should go to jail. If the big salary is because you claim you can do it all then you should suffer the fate of criminal for not ensuring the safety of hundreds of thousands of people. Your bank should be drained and the money should go to clean up costs and medical bills and the costs of bringing in fresh water.

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elle2008Jan. 12, 14 7:54 PM

Bonnie, I am angry as well. This will be coming to my family soon, I am sure.

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rlwr51Jan. 12, 1410:41 PM

It's hard to read about things like this and not think of humankind as a disease on the earth.

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rlwr51Jan. 12, 1410:42 PM

No big deal, it'll just wash out into the ocean.

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