Friday, January 10, 2014
(Charleston, WV) -- Hundreds of thousands of people in West Virginia are being warned not to use their tap water after a chemical spill. The spill prompted West Virginia's governor to issue a state of emergency yesterday. A "do not use" order means water should not be used for anything other than flushing the toilet. Even if it's boiled, water will still not be safe to drink. The order covers at least 300-thousand residents, some of whom have reported feeling ill. The chemicals caused a black licorice-type smell in tap water.