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Low concentrations make it tough to track W.Va. chemical spill along Ohio, Mississippi rivers
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Thursday, January 23, 2014 12:55 PM EST
A water pollution control agency for the Ohio River says it will be difficult to tell if or when the chemical spill that contaminated West Virginians' water reaches the Mississippi River.
He says the compound was last detected near Louisville, Ky., about 380 miles upstream from the Mississippi River. He says water utilities farther downstream in Evansville, Ind., did not detect the spill.
A storage tank in Charleston, W.Va., leaked on Jan. 9, contaminating the water supply for 300,000 people.