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W.Va. senators monitoring chemical spill

January 10, 2014
Associated Press

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Jay Rockefeller says he expects a full accounting of a chemical spill that has contaminated the water supply in nine West Virginia counties.

Rockefeller and U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin said Friday that they are monitoring the situation. They urged water customers affected by Thursday's spill to abide by Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin's order to not use their tap water for drinking, bathing, cooking or laundry.

Rockefeller says he expects an accounting of what happened and how to prevent future incidents, once the affected counties return to what he calls "a semblance of normalcy."

Manchin says he will do whatever he can to help residents get the resources and help that they need.



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