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Water woes not over in West Virginia

Saturday, January 18, 2014 - 00:58

Jan. 18 - Tests reveal unsafe levels of chemical in the water despite residents being told it was safe to drink. Linda So reports.

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People in Putnam County, West Virginia are lining up once again for clean water. They thought their water was safe to drink after restrictions were lifted following a chemical spill in the Elk River last week. But new testing revealed unsafe levels of the chemical in the water supply. SOUNDBITE: UNIDENTIFIED WEST VIRGINIA RESIDENT, SAYING: "I took a shower after they told me it was safe. That is what made me mad." SOUNDBITE: UNIDENTIFIED WEST VIRGINIA RESIDENT, SAYING: "Yea I took a shower and washed clothes and dishes and all at once they said the water is no good and what can you do." Residents got a call from the water company telling them to stop drinking and using the water. They were forced to return with their containers to fill them back up. Even though water restrictions have been lifted in much of the state, some are still skeptical about using it. SOUNDBITE: CHARLESTON BUSINESS OWNER JENI BURNS, SAYING: "I won't cook with this water I won't drink it. I'm washing the dishes with bottled water." Freedom Industries, the company responsible for the chemical spill has filed for bankruptcy.

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Water woes not over in West Virginia

Saturday, January 18, 2014 - 00:58