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Chemical spill in West Virginia river
CHARLESTON, West Virginia (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - West Virginia's Governor has declared a state of emergency following a chemical spill into the Elk River in Charleston.
At least 100,000 people are being told not to drink, bathe, cook or wash clothes using tap water because of the spill.
The news prompted schools and restaurants to close and people rushed to grocery stores to buy bottled water.
The chemical is used in the coal preparation process, but officials aren't sure what harm it could pose to humans.