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Many Remain Wary Of W.Va. Water As Smell Lingers

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January 18, 2014 AT 10:59 AM
For several days, a majority of Charleston, W. Va.-area residents have been told their water is safe to drink, that the concentration of a chemical used to wash coal is so low that it won't be harmful. Restaurants have reopened — using tap water to wash dishes and produce, clean out their soda fountains and make ice. But as long as people can still smell it, they're wary — and given the lack of knowledge about the chemical known as MCHM, some experts say their caution is justified.