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CHEMICAL SPILL-REPORT
Group hired by West Virginia governor suggests more safeguard, research after January spill

Reported by: Associated Press
Thursday, June 26, 2014 3:02 PM EDT
CHARLESTON, W.Va.


A group hired by Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin to study the chemical that spilled into West Virginia's largest water supply in January is recommending more research and safeguards.

In a report Thursday, WV TAP researchers said water utilities should inventory upstream chemicals, focusing on how they are stored, how long it would take them to flow downstream and how to test for them.

WV TAP urged utilities to install early warning detection systems.

The group suggested more research on pregnant animals exposed to the spilled chemical. WV TAP also wants researchers to determine what chemical concentrations can irritate people's skin.

WV TAP used $765,000 from the state to test for the chemical in 10 homes and study its characteristics.

The spill spurred a tap-water ban for days for 300,000 people.










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