Frustration Mounts Over Chemical Spill in West Virginia Water Supply

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Frustration is mounting for many of the 300,000 West Virginia residents who’ve gone three days without clean tap water.

Chris Laws found bottled water on Saturday for his two elderly next-door neighbors.”They can’t get out,” said Laws, 42, of Marmet, a coal miner. “I’m keeping an eye on them. You got to watch out for your neighbors. They’re the ones who are going to watch out for you.”

He said he was angry at the company at the center of the leak, Freedom Industries.

“A lot of people are facing bad situations because of this,” he said. “They’re struggling. What I don’t understand is how did this happen?”
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WV Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management – There is NO statewide boil water advisory. Water customers in 9 counties continue to be under a do not use order.

Side Note – Boiling water does not remove chemicals. Most filters do not remove chemicals.

The US water system is very vulnerable from accidental as well as potential intentional harm. Are you ready – is your business, employees and families ready? Do you have a plan? Does your business have a plan? Does your neighborhood have a plan?

 

Photo: Last night, water from our warehouses began arriving in Charleston, West Virginia for residents affected by the chemical spill. The water is being organized by the state for distribution; more water is on the way.  For updates, follow WV Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management

Last night, water from our warehouses began arriving in Charleston, West Virginia for residents affected by the chemical spill. The water is being organized by the state for distribution; more water is on the way. For updates, follow WV Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management

 

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