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Chemical Spills In Southern W.Va.

Several counties placed under state of emergency

January 10, 2014
By JOHN RABY Associated Press Writer , The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register

CHARLESTON - At least 100,000 customers in nine West Virginia counties were told not to drink, bathe, cook or wash clothes using their tap water because of a chemical spill into the Elk River in Charleston, with Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin declaring a state of emergency Thursday for all those areas.

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