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JAN 16, 2014 - Huffington Post

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Chemical Leak In West Virginia Shows Vulnerability Of Water Supply

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — It's a nightmare scenario that became all too real in West Virginia: a chemical seeped into the water supply and threatened to sicken hundreds of thousands of people. While no one became seriously ill from last week's chemical spill, some homeland security experts said the emergency was proof the United States has not done nearly enough to protect water systems from accidental spills or deliberate contamination. Officials found out about the spill when people started calling in complaints about a strong licorice-type smell in the air. West Virginia American Water, ... Read More

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