Feds approve some funding for WVa. following chemical spill, but refuse to call it a 'major disaster'
Schools and businesses were closed, and around 300,000 residents were without water after a chemical spill in January tainted the water supply.
After a chemical spill in West Virginia’s Elk River left 300,000 residents without drinking water in January, cities across the country started reviewing their infrastructure and emergency preparedness plans.
Almost three months after tainted tap water became part of 300,000 West Virginians' daily lives, independent scientists reviewed lab rat studies and hospital reports to reassure residents their water is safe.
A construction worker and firefighter were both transported to the hospital.
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