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News conference addresses developments in water crisis

Local - 1/12/2014 9:30 PM by Rebecca Turco

CHARLESTON - Governor Earl Ray Tomblin said water tests are encouraging after a chemical spill tainted the supply, but people are still being told not to use their tap water.

Emergency officials held a news conference Sunday evening to discuss the latest developments in the water crisis affecting 300,000 West Virginians. Those affected have been told not to use their tap water for drinking, bathing, cooking or washing clothes. 

Tomblin did not give a timetable for when people might be able to use the water again. 

All state offices will be open Monday. All public schools in Boone, Kanawha, Lincoln and Putnam Counties will be closed Monday. 


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