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Unclear When Water Will Be Safe Again

Federal officials now involved in probe of accident

January 11, 2014

CHARLESTON — 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......

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littlefox

Jan-11-14 12:45 AM

"Unclear When Water Will Be Safe Again" Why is it "Unclear?"

"Federal officials now involved in probe of accident" Oh yeah. Never mind.

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uglyassmf

Jan-11-14 2:42 AM

buy stock in bottled water..won't be much longer. Tap water will be non drinkable. So of course a case of purified drinking water will be 12 bux. Good job politicians. At least you guys have good clean water to drink that we are paying for. that's all that really counts..right?

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intresting

Jan-11-14 6:53 AM

Hey dumbasmf-which party is in control?

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LogHog

Jan-11-14 7:06 AM

When will water be "safe" again. Well, maybe never. well, most likely never, but it will be called "safe" even after it becomes "safe" best to use a Berkley Filter for any drinking water. "safe" no longer means safe, just as most things we are told now may not be true.

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mikeyd

Jan-11-14 7:47 AM

and our untruthful government leaders might tell the truth.too much crookedness to believe anyone.we know how you all are.log is right that you may never know.funny how the commoners don't trust you people at all anymore.when you can't get fired you can say whatever you want.lie,cheat and steal.

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dyingov

Jan-11-14 8:04 AM

google, dogpile or bing Ohio River Pollution and report back! Wheeling water intake is at the OHIO River....Have a drink on me!

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rover1958

Jan-11-14 8:17 AM

This will be the story of Warwood in a few years when one of the frack waste chemical barges busts up.

Even a dog doesn’t take a dump where he lives!

But Tea Party soulless criminals take a dump where YOU live!

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TrollSlayer

Jan-11-14 8:22 AM

Hey rover, when you drive up route 2 next time, don't look out the window. Because if you see all the industries with their chemical storage tanks already all along the river, and barges already carrying chemicals up and down the river, it'll just scare you...

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TrollSlayer

Jan-11-14 8:24 AM

rover "Tea Party soulless criminals"

And this crisis was a great opportunity to bash your political opponent, no matter how unrelated the topic. Never let a crisis go to waste, eh? LOL

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wvhoopie

Jan-11-14 8:58 AM

Since many WV residents have their noses buried in the behind of the coal masters this too will be brushed off and blamed on someone else. Energy companies use WV as a toilet and considers its residents as trash, yet they want the residents to do their bidding. This is just the tip of the iceberg that is coming directly at WV. In time there won't be drinkable water and the land will be permanently scarred. Let us worship the energy company's, they can do no wrong....

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RRafael2

Jan-11-14 8:59 AM

Our thoughts and prayers go out to all those affected by this disaster. Donations are being accepted at Catholic Charities. They need bottle water, hand sanitizer, baby wipes, pre-made formula among other things. Put your money where your mouth is, and HELP your neighbors!

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dyingov

Jan-11-14 9:02 AM

The Nixon administration (in 1970) established the federal EPA! Not sure if Nixon was a teabagger or not.....

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dyingov

Jan-11-14 9:06 AM

hoopie, Do some research on where your democrat state level politicians get a lot of campaign money from and report back.

RrFEL, The goberment (fema) is using my "donations" to provide water! I'm sure they got a sweetheart deal on the bottled water contract, likely 5x what you get it at the store for!

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TrollSlayer

Jan-11-14 9:07 AM

Uhhh, hoopie, this wasn't a coal company. But don't let facts get in the way of your "Progressive" ideology... derrrrrr......

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dyingov

Jan-11-14 9:12 AM

I say shut down all the coal fired electric generators on Monday and let the fun begin!

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WVUGEO

Jan-11-14 9:16 AM

Troll is right, by the way, the company involved also supplies the cement-making and metal-working industries. The stuff they spilled is used in coal separation, but they aren't a coal/coal-mining company.

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TrollSlayer

Jan-11-14 9:20 AM

dyingov, and the gas and oil supplies. Let's see who needs whom more. LOL

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mikeyd

Jan-11-14 9:26 AM

how does the owner not know how many gallons of this stuff was lost?you take how many gallons you started out with and subtract how many you have left.is the owner a politician trying to figure out budgeting without a clue?some people never retained anything from grade school.

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WVUGEO

Jan-11-14 9:28 AM

One other thing, once all the dust has settled: Who inspected this facility and licensed it to operate? There are numerous "secondary containment" laws on the books regarding chemical/oil storage tanks and piping. If the applicable codes had been complied with - - some are more recent, as in the 2005 Energy Policy Act, but others have been on the books for decades, some stronger language was applied we think when an oil tank by the river ruptured in Pittsburgh back in the late eighties - - it's hard to see how a large amount of that stuff could have made it to the river. Somebody, somewhere in governance and compliance, dropped the ball.

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dyingov

Jan-11-14 9:32 AM

troll, Not figuring the gas furnace blower and vehicle gas pumps will be very functional without electricity! Let the fun begin....

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RRafael2

Jan-11-14 9:37 AM

As a species, we can and have lived for tens of thousands of years without electricity, and could survive again without it if we had to. We CAN'T survive without clean, safe water. The right to access clean, safe water and air are basic human rights that have been endangered by fossil fuel extraction. Hopefully the Coast Guard is taking this disaster into consideration as they decide whether to allow frack waste to be barged on the Ohio River. Warwood, step up for your legal dose of toxins next.

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dyingov

Jan-11-14 9:40 AM

rafeal2, How do you suppose those water intake pumps (electric) would get that water to your house?

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mikeyd

Jan-11-14 9:59 AM

buckets.

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WVUGEO

Jan-11-14 10:00 AM

Hate to have to say this, since we and Troll were having us a very rare little love fest of agreement, but, since RRafael2 brought up the Warwood frack waste facility, just wait until you get some of that good-ole Marcellus shale radium in your water. You'll be a-wishin you had some Coal prep plant chemicals to drink, instead of some of America's Clean Energy Alternative's glow-in-the-dark droppings.

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dyingov

Jan-11-14 10:14 AM

mikeyd, maybe rareal can dip directly from the Ohio River and chlorinate the water himself!

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