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Four days after water restrictions were imposed in southwest West Virginia following a chemical spill, officials on Monday will begin to issue "zones" where residents can again use tap water. The zones will be announced after an 8 a.m. ET meeting of an interagency water quality team. When the restrictions will be lifted wasn't immediately clear. Once the ban is lifted, residents will be asked to flush their lines before using water again. The restrictions affect about 300,000 residents in nine counties. West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has been leading a team of experts to monitor and handle the situation. Water restrictions were imposed Thursday after it was discovered that about 7,500 gallons of 4-methylcyclohexane methanol, known as MCHM, had leaked out of a storage tank a mile upriver from the West Virginia American Water plant. The chemical is used to clean coal. Residents were told to use bottled water to wash hands, brush teeth or take showers. Officials have warned water customers to watch for symptoms of exposure to the chemical such as skin irritation, nausea, vomiting or wheezing.


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In Other News West Virginia following a chemical spill, officials on Monday will begin to issue "zones" where residents can again use tap water. The zones will be announced after an 8 a.m. ET meeting of an interagency water quality team. When the restrictions will be lifted wasn't immediately clear. Once the ban is lifted, residents will be asked to flush their lines before using water again. The restrictions affect about 300,000 residents in nine counties. West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has been leading a team of experts to monitor and handle the situation. Water restrictions were imposed Thursday after it was discovered that about 7,500 gallons of 4-methylcyclohexane methanol, known as MCHM, had leaked out of a storage tank a mile upriver from the West Virginia American Water plant. The chemical is used to clean coal. Residents were told to use bottled water to wash hands, brush teeth or take showers. Officials have warned water customers to watch for symptoms of exposure to the chemical such as skin irritation, nausea, vomiting or wheezing.

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