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West Virginia Chemical Spill Frustrates Residents For Fourth Day

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January 12, 2014 AT 9:37 AM
More than 300,000 West Virginia residents remained without safe tap water Sunday for the fourth straight day — testing their resilience while officials warned it could be "days" before the problem is resolved. An interagency team has been testing the quality of the water since a chemical spill Thursday on the Elk River contaminated the water supply in the heart of the state. A news conference updating residents is planned for 4 p.m. ET Sunday at the State Capitol. Officials are also expected to discuss the plan for reopening schools, which were closed Friday. Meanwhile, another 800,000 liters of clean water was being trucked into West Virginia on Sunday, state Homeland Security officials said.