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More W.Va. customers getting go-ahead to flush tap lines, use water again after spill
Reported by: Associated Press
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 12:32 AM EST
More West Virginia residents affected by a chemical spill are being given the go-ahead to flush their lines and begin using tap water again.
About 100,000 customers in nine counties, or 300,000 people in all, were told not to drink, shower or wash clothes with tap water after a chemical spill on Thursday in the Elk River.
Water use resumed for some customers starting Monday. The company says the water ban is being lifted by areas to ensure the system isn't overwhelmed by excessive demand.