W.Va. health chief, utility dispute adviser's claim about formaldehyde in water supply

  • by: JONATHAN MATTISE , Associated Press
  • Updated: January 29, 2014 - 8:25 PM

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — State officials and a water company strongly disputed a scientist's claim Wednesday that residents were likely breathing in traces of formaldehyde while showering after the chemical spill, saying the chemical that tainted the water supply only produces the carcinogen at extremely high temperatures.

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