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W.Va. delegation 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, U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin and Rep. Nick Rahall said Friday that they are monitoring the situation.

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.

Rahall says he's asked emergency management officials to keep the needs of seniors, hospital patients and nursing home residents in mind, along with the spill's effect on businesses.



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