West Virginia chemical spill cuts water to up to 300,000

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West Virginia chemical spill cuts water to up to 300,000
Fri, 01-10-2014 - 11:00am

A chemical spill into a West Virginia river has led to a tap water ban for up to 300,000 people, shut down bars and restaurants and led to a run on bottled water in some stores as people looked to stock up.

The federal government joined West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin in declaring a disaster as the West Virginia National Guard arranged to dispense bottled drinking water to emergency services agencies in the counties hit by the chemical spill into the Elk River.

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Does anyone here live in WV or have family/friends there? How are you/they managing?

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