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  1. Charleston, W.Va.: "Minimum 'Several Days' Till Safe Water"

    ... Earl Ray Tomblin's administration and West Virginia American Water Company were once again unable to give a firm timeline for when water service would be restored to 300,000 residents in the Kanawha Valley." ...

    jdavis_sej - 01/13/2014 - 07:33

  2. "Use of Water 'Your Decision,' Tomblin Says"

    ... that they should make their own decisions about using water from West Virginia American Water's Elk River plant in the wake of this month's leak of the chemical Crude ...

    jdavis_sej - 01/21/2014 - 08:47

  3. "Hearing Provides Few Answers on Water Safety"

    ... session with a predictable query: Is the drinking water supply that serves 300,000 West Virginians safe?" "Jeff McIntyre, president of West Virginia American Water, dodged. Water companies do not set safety standards, McIntyre said. They ...

    jdavis_sej - 02/11/2014 - 08:40

  4. "Rising Energy Demand a Threat To Strained Water Supplies -- U.N."

    ... It urged energy companies to do more to limit use of water in everything from cooling coal-fired power plants to irrigation for ... in the coming decades," U.N. agencies said in the World Water Development Report. "This increase will present big challenges and strain ...

    jdavis_sej - 03/21/2014 - 07:41

  5. EPA Proposes Greater Protections for Streams, Wetlands Under Water Act

    ... a long-running legal battle over how to apply the Clean Water Act to the nation’s intermittent and ephemeral streams and wetlands. “These places are where we get our drinking water, and where we hunt, fish, swim and play,” EPA Administrator Gina ...

    jdavis_sej - 03/26/2014 - 08:45

  6. "West Virginia Chemical Spill Triggers Widespread Tap Water Ban"

    ... along a West Virginia river on Thursday triggered a tap water ban for up to 300,000 people, shutting down schools, bars and restaurants and forcing residents to line up for bottled water at stores. Governor Earl Ray Tomblin declared a state of emergency for ...

    jdavis_sej - 01/10/2014 - 07:04

  7. "West Virginia Doctors Advising Some Patients Not To Drink Tap Water"

    ... "Warnings come despite federal health officials declaring water was free from chemical contamination after January 9 spill." "A ... said doctors are advising some patients not to drink tap water weeks after it was deemed safe from a chemical contamination, though a ...

    jdavis_sej - 02/06/2014 - 09:02

  8. "FEMA Won't Reimburse Spill Costs"

    ... February 12, 2014. SEE ALSO: "Some Bottled Water Pulled From Schools After 'musty' Odor, Taste Complaints" (Charleston Daily Mail) "Tomblin To Appeal FEMA Decision on Water Crisis Help" (Charleston Gazette) "Bottled Water Testing Comes ...

    jdavis_sej - 02/13/2014 - 10:12

  9. "Coal Waste May Cause Carcinogen Spikes in Drinking Water"

    "An investigation by North Carolina Health News finds water-quality issues from coal waste in municipalities near a Duke Energy coal ... city of Eden, in Rockingham County, which draws its drinking water from the Dan River. Up until 2011, the city had had few problems with the ...

    jdavis_sej - 04/09/2014 - 08:05

  10. "Tests Said to Find Formaldehyde in West Virginia Tap Water"

    "Tests on the water supply in Charleston, W. Va., a week after a chemical spill tainted the city’s water system turned up traces of formaldehyde, suggesting that 'there’s a lot ... The Charleston Daily Mail reported was taken from the tap water at a downtown restaurant on Jan. 13. Nor was it clear why he was certain ...

    jdavis_sej - 01/30/2014 - 08:16

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