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House panel holds W.Va. hearing on chemical spill

Local - 2/10/2014 8:30 AM by Rebecca Turco
CHARLESTON - A U.S. House committee is scheduled to hold a hearing in Charleston Monday on the January 9 chemical spill that tainted the water supply in nine counties.

The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee hearing is scheduled for 9 a.m. at the Kanawha County Courthouse. The witness list included the president of West Virginia American Water, state and county officials, the chairman of the U.S. Chemical Safety Board and U.S. Senator Joe Manchin. 

Two West Virginia members sit on the committee -- Democrat Nick Rahall and Republican Shelley Moore Capito. 

The spill had left 300,000 people banned for using tap water for as many as ten days.

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