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West Virginia
3:43 pm
Fri January 10, 2014

WV chemical spill not affecting local water supply

Eight UV reactors are used to disinfect water during the filtration process at the Greater Cincinnati Water Works.
Credit Ann Thompson / WVXU

The chemical spill affecting water supplies in a large portion of West Virginia has the Greater Cincinnati Water Works keeping a close eye on local water quality.

"Currently the spill has not reached the Cincinnati area," says Communications Officer Michele Ralston.

The spill occurred in the Elk River which is a tributary of the Kanawha River. The Kanawha flows into the Ohio River at Point Pleasant, West Virginia.

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