Where you can find clean water if you are affected by the West Virginia chemical spill

by Meena Hussein

January 10, 2014

The state of West Virginia has declared a state of emergency as of Thursday, January 9th 2013 due to a chemical spill in the Elk River. The chemical, known as4-Methylcyclohexane Methanol (MCHM), is used to wash coal of impurities. Nine counties are currently without safe drinking water. If you are in the area and in need, here are a few links to distribution centers and Facebook pages where you can find what you need:

West Virginia Chemical Spill

A Freedom Industries worker places a boom in the Elk River at the site of a chemical leak near Charleston, W.Va. (Chris Dorst / Charleston Gazette / January 9, 2014)

A list of distribution centers from WOWKTV

A list of distribution centers from West Virginia Public Broadcasting

West Virginia Clean Water Hub


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