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West Virginia Chemical Spill Still Affecting Rural Areasi
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January 15, 2014
In the U.S. state of West Virginia, a major chemical spill that contaminated a river supplying water to hundreds of thousands of people is slowly dissipating. Officials say the water restrictions have been lifted in some areas near the state capital of Charleston. But as VOA’s Brian Padden reports, in some rural towns people still cannot drink the local water.

West Virginia Chemical Spill Still Affecting Rural Areas

Published January 15, 2014

In the U.S. state of West Virginia, a major chemical spill that contaminated a river supplying water to hundreds of thousands of people is slowly dissipating. Officials say the water restrictions have been lifted in some areas near the state capital of Charleston. But as VOA’s Brian Padden reports, in some rural towns people still cannot drink the local water.


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