Saying they still don't trust that their tap water is safe, some West Virginia residents are using the freshly fallen snow to drink, bathe in, cook with, and give to their dogs.


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Laura and Rob Irwin say they're boiling the snow before using it, and don't expect to use their tap water anytime soon at their home in Kanawha County.

It's been more than a month since a chemical leaked into the Elk River, contaminating the water for hundreds of thousands of people in and around Charleston. West Virginia officials are planning to test the water in some homes in the affected counties.

State and federal officials have said the water is safe to use again, but residents don't trust the findings and have demanded in-home tests.

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