2/21/2014 8:43 AM
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - West Virginia
is ratcheting up water testing at schools on orders from Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin.
The testing is expected to occur over
the weekend, with results due back by next week. The state Department of
Education is working with the National Guard on the new round of testing.
Officials lifted a ban on using the
water almost a month ago after a Jan. 9 chemical leak that contaminated the
water supply of 300,000 people. But complaints at schools persist, with some as
recent as this week.
Tomblin says he has "gone above
and beyond" federal recommendations on water testing, and the new round of
testing is intended to assure parents, students and staff of the state's
commitment to the highest level of public safety.
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