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Many reported sickened after West Virginia chemical spill, survey says
Many reported sickened after West Virginia chemical spill, survey says

When a storage tank spilled an obscure coal-cleaning chemical into the water supply in West Virginia in January, officials ultimately told 300,000 people not to use the water. Charleston was the largest city affected, as well as the source of the spill. And according to a recent survey of about 500 people in the area, a third of the respondents said someone in their household became sick after their water was contaminated. The release of the Kanahwa County report last week renewed calls for research on the long-term health effects of the little-known chemical that leaked out of a storage tank into the Elk River and lent the area's drinking water a licorice odor. For days...

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