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.
West Virginia Gov. Earl Tomblin says the latest water tests are “encouraging,” but did not say when residents could begin to use tap water again following a major chemical spill.
Four people have reportedly been hospitalized after a chemical spilled into the public water treatment system in West Virginia.
Hundreds of thousands of West Virginia residents are without tap water this morning after a toxic chemical spilled into the Elk River. Federal officials declared a disaster in nine counties, one day after Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin issued a state of emergency.