Tests show presence of chemical at 5 W.Va. schools

  • January 31, 2014

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – Tests conducted more than two weeks after a chemical spill tainted the water supply for 300,000 West Virginians show the presence of the chemical remains in five schools.

The state Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management Friday released the results of water samples taken at 83 schools in five counties.

The chemical that spilled Feb. 9 from Freedom Industries was present in tests at Andrew Heights Elementary, George Washington High School and John Adams Middle School in Kanawha County; Buffalo High School in Putnam County; and Lincoln County High School.

The tests conducted Tuesday and Wednesday don’t detect levels of crude MCHM below 10 parts per billion, and 78 samples are listed as “non detected.”

No results were released for samples taken at 24 other schools.


blog comments powered by Disqus

Around the area

Guest speakers at revival services in Charleroi

Around the area

Service helps honor area veterans

Around the area

Fellowship group plans praise meeting

Illusionist to perform at Faith Lakeside

Fairhill Manor hosts community concert

St. Patrick guild to hold meeting

Concert to benefit City Mission