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Cities Along Ohio River Testing Water For Chemical Found in W.Va. Water Crisis
Written by Tyler Hawn
Last updated on January 20, 2014 @ 2:53PM
Created on January 18, 2014 @ 7:05PM

For the past week here on 5 News, we've been telling you about the water spill in the southern part of the mountain effected more than 300,000 people, and while they may have their water back, the chemical company responsible for it is still in a lot of legal trouble.

After all the lawsuits against Freedom Industries, they actually had to file Chapter 11 Bankruptcy. Since then, people further away in places like Cincinnati and Louisville have been testing their water since the chemical has been flowing downstream along the Ohio River.

They've been testing their water non-stop, and they say their water is safe to drink.

"It can take up to two days to make drinking water. The water that we're bringing into the facility today will most likely not go into the tap until Sunday," said Kelly Dearing Smith, of Louisville Water.

This chemical spill is something many residents near Charleston said they've never experienced before, and hope they never do again.


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