Many refuse to drink W.Va. water that's been declared safe; experts say fears are justified

  • Article by: BEN NUCKOLS , Associated Press
  • Updated: January 18, 2014 - 4:06 PM

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The smell lingers — the slightly sweet, slightly bitter odor of a chemical that contaminated the water supply of West Virginia's capital more than a week ago. It creeps out of faucets and shower heads. It wafts from the Elk River, the site of the spill. Sometimes it hangs in the cold nighttime air.

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