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Currently eight counties in West Virginia have been reported to have CONTAMINATED TAP WATER due to a chemical leak in the river. Citizens in West Virginia are cautioned to refrain from using tap water for drinking (even if boiled), bathing, cooking, etc.

This chemical can cause severe ill effects in humans. I have not been able to find information on how this chemical affects fish/wildlife, but I assume that it isn't healthy and could cause issues. Citizens with aquariums may want to refrain from the weekly water change or use bottled water instead, to be safe.

BE SAFE.

Here is an article on the issue : http://www.wchstv.com/newsroom/eyewitness/140109_22268.shtml
 

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Thank you for puttint this out there. Ugh!
 

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+1 and agree.

I recommend tap water but that is always potable tap water. That stuff in the river is nasty.
 

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The only water being affected by the chemical spill is West Virginia American Water, I live about an hour north of the spill and our water is safe. I have not traveled towards the affected area but it's awful.
 

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Redfox, thanks for letting us know what's going on closer to this problem. . .

. . . all of this just makes me feel sad. :/
 
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