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Could be ‘days’ before water in parts of W.Va. is safe to drink

Could be ‘days’ before water in parts of W.Va. is safe to drink

Nearly 800 people in 9 counties in West Virginia reported symptoms after a chemical spill contaminated water in the area.

The widespread leak triggered a tap-water ban for 300,000 residents. West Virginia American Water Co. announced Thursday its water supply was contaminated. The company’s president says it could be days before water is safe to drink again in the area.

Photo: Residents pick up drinking water at the state capitol in Charleston, West Virginia, on Jan. 10, 2013. (Lisa Hechesky/Reuters)

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