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January 10th, 2014
10:50 PM ET

What will it take to make water safe again for some 300,000 West Virginians?

Authorities in West Virginia are warning hundreds of thousands of residents that their water is unsafe for drinking, cooking and washing. Investigators say a chemical used to wash coal contaminated the local water supply. What will it take to make the water safe again? Senior Medical Correspondent Elizabeth Cohen has the latest.

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  1. Glendon Langdale

    I live in Nova Scotia Canada, and we have plenty of safe water here but on the video the woman says there will still be a small amount of the chemical in the water but personally the Company should be made to make sure that there is absolutely NONE of chemical in the water. What is wrong with this is money over powers the care of the people that live in the area. They should be make to make sure that no chemical is in the water, purely a cancer or other problems will still be the out come. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    January 11, 2014 at 1:56 pm |
  2. Jane Peters

    Chemical companies make bad neighbors.

    January 11, 2014 at 1:30 pm |
  3. Carol Cummings!

    Your coverage was brief on our polluted water problem in WV.. Although I'm one of those 300,000 not permitted to use the water for anything but flushing our toilet, I have to think beyond our inconvenience and consider all the businesses in the area that can not operate and all of their employees that are not being paid. Many of these jobs in the service industry. How will this impact these businesses and families financially as this crisis continues.
    Lastly, at the height of the flu season what's your best way to combat the germs......Wash your hands!

    January 11, 2014 at 1:02 am |

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