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CHEMICAL SPILL-WV TAP
Group suggests testing 720 West Virginia home water taps for chemical that spilled in January
Reported by: Associated Press
Thursday, June 5, 2014 9:53 AM EDT
An independent research group suggests sampling water in 720 West Virginia homes for a chemical that spilled into the water supply in January.
The researchers say sampling 720 homes would provide a good idea of whether affected households are chemical-free. The spill contaminated water for 300,000 people for days.
It's unclear how much additional testing would cost. The group used $765,000 from the state to test 10 homes, along with conducting other related studies.
Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin spokesman Chris Stadelman says the administration is awaiting WV TAP's final report before determining next steps.