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Huntington Residents Wonder Why Intake Valve Was Not Shut Off

Reported: Jan. 15, 2014 10:32 PM EST
Updated: Jan. 15, 2014 11:18 PM EST
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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (Dave Benton) -- Many people in Huntington were wondering why the water company did not shut off the intake valve a few days after the chemical spill, especially when other river cities did.

Both Ashland and Cincinnati, as well as several cities in between, shut off intake valves as a precaution after the chemical spill.

But a spokesperson with West Virginia American Water said test results were well below the safe level, and that it wasn't necessary for Huntington to shut off its intake valve.

But people in Huntington were still concerned.

Laura Jordan with West Virginia American Water said the water is safe in Huntington, given the chemical readings were more than 30 times less than the CDC standard.



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