Four hospitalized as hundreds in W.V. report exposure symptoms after crippling chemical spill

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At least four people have been hospitalized and several hundred thousand remain without water after a chemical leaked from a storage tank in West Virginia and into the public water treatment system, state authorities said Saturday.

Hundreds of residents called the West Virginia Poison Center to report concerns or symptoms related to the spill, including nausea, vomiting, dizziness, diarrhea, rashes and reddened skin, state health officials told Reuters.

Allison Adler of the Department of Health and Human Resources said 47 people sought treatment at area hospitals for symptoms. The four people hospitalized were admitted to the Charleston Area Medical Center. There conditions are not known.

About 300,000 people in nine counties entered their third day Saturday without being able to drink, bathe in, or wash dishes or clothes with their tap water. The only allowed use of the water was for flushing toilets. Officials remain uncertain on when it might be safe again.



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