Four hospitalized and more than 300,000 without water following West Virginia chemical spill
A massive chemical spill in West Virginia has led to multiple hospitalizations and a tap water ban for hundreds of thousands of people.
More than 300,000 people have been left without running water and four have been hospitalized after a potentially toxic foaming agent used in the coal preparation process spilled earlier this week into the Charleston public water system.
Residents were told to not bathe, brush their teeth or wash their clothes with tap water after 4-Methylcyclohexane Methanol leaked from a storage tank into the Elk River and the water supply of the mostly rural state’s largest city.
A total of 32 people sought treatment at local hospitals after coming down with symptoms of having been poisoned, four of them were admitted for further treatment, a state spokesperson said. Their conditions have not been disclosed.
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Be careful if you are in the area.