Chemical Spill

Water buffaloes are made available to local residents in South Charleston, W.V. to fill coolers and other containers at the GeStamp Stamping Plant-South Charleston,  Jan. 12, 2014. The ban on using water for drinking, washing and cleaning remains in effect following the chemical spill Thursday in the Elk River that has contaminated the public water supply in nine counties. (AP Photo Michael Switzer)

After 5 days, W.Va.’s water crisis nears its end

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — For the fifth straight day, hundreds of thousands of people in West Virginia had to wash, cook and brush their teeth with bottled water, but officials promised the ban on tap […]


A stretch of the Elk River in Charleston, W.Va., is shown Friday, Jan. 10, 2014. (AP Photo/Tyler Evert)

Chemical spill brings W.Va. capital to standstill

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A chemical spill left the water for 300,000 people in and around West Virginia’s capital city stained blue-green and smelling like licorice, with officials saying Friday it was unclear when it […]



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