DON'T DRINK THE WATER

Unreported Chemical in W. VA Spill

News is only getting worse for the 300,000 people in West Virginia who lost access to tap water after a chemical spill last week. In addition to the 7,500 gallons of 4-methylcyclohexane methanol released on Jan. 9, the Charleston Gazette reported yesterday that PPH, which contains dangerous glycol ethers, was also part of the spill. Officials are still testing the waters safety. "We have to go back and confirm things and make sure we're doing our due diligence for public health," said Gen. James Hoyer of the West Virginia National Guard.