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Rahall says House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee will hold hearing on W.Va. spill
Reported by: Associated Press
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 8:10 AM EST
U.S. Rep. Nick Rahall says a House committee will hold a hearing in Charleston on a chemical spill that tainted the water supply in nine counties.
Rahall is the top Democrat on the committee. He says in a news release that he requested the hearing.
A chemical used in coal processing spilled last Thursday in the Elk River from a Freedom Industries facility in Charleston.
Tens of thousands of West Virginia American Water customers are still awaiting word on when they can resume using tap water after flushing out their systems. Those customers remain under a "do not use" order restricting tap water use only to flushing toilets.