January 13th, 2014
04:27 AM ET

West Virginia water ban: 'We see light'

It's so close they can almost taste it.

Four days after water restrictions were imposed in southwest West Virginia following a chemical spill, officials on Monday will begin to issue "zones" where residents can again use tap water.

The zones will be announced after an 8 a.m. ET meeting of an interagency water quality team, according to Linda Jordan with the West Virginia American Water Co. When the restrictions will be lifted wasn't immediately clear.

"I believe that we're at a point where we can say that we see light at the end of the tunnel," West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin told reporters Sunday. "Our team has been diligent in testing samples from throughout the affected area."

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  1. chrissy

    I think i would stick to the bottled water for quite awhile. Im not so trusting of these government agencies. Let them drink it for awhile and see how they fare first.

    January 13, 2014 at 1:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • MI Snowman

      Yeah, I would too. I, also, would make sure it was bottled in a different state. Lol!

      January 13, 2014 at 9:28 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Mopery

    Since it affects over 300000 people, why isn't this the front page story? Exactly how bad is 4-metyhlcyclohexane Methanol, not only for human contact/consumption, but for the ecosystem as a whole? How much will the cleanup cost, and who will pay for it? Will any CEO's be going to jail over this?

    January 13, 2014 at 5:16 pm | Report abuse |
  3. chrissy

    Lol @ MI Snowman, he!! yea. A different country even! Canada? Lol

    January 13, 2014 at 10:33 pm | Report abuse |
  4. banasy©

    This is a state that wants even less EPA regulations. Okay.

    January 14, 2014 at 7:19 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Bkiid

    Who did it

    January 15, 2014 at 11:03 am | Report abuse |
  6. banasy@

    @Bkiid, I did it.

    January 15, 2014 at 2:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Your toxicity is noted, PMB.
      @Bkiid: Freedom Industries.

      January 15, 2014 at 3:17 pm | Report abuse |