"FEMA Won't Reimburse Spill Costs"

"CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency denied a request from Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin to reimburse costs associated with responding to the chemical leak that continues to affect central West Virginia."

"In an announcement, Tomblin provided a copy of the rejection letter and pledged to appeal the decision.

'Based on our review of all of the information available, it has been determined that the event was not of such severity and magnitude as to warrant grant assistance under this emergency declaration,' wrote Elizabeth Zimmerman, a FEMA official, in the rejection letter sent Monday."

Matt Murphy and Dave Boucher report for the Charleston Daily Mail February 12, 2014.


"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 Back Negative Following Odor And Taste Complaints" (WOWK-TV)

"FEMA Brings Water to Residents Affected by Water Ban" (WSAZ 3)

Source: Charleston Daily Mail, 02/13/2014