West Virginians Frustrated As Chemical Contamination Issues Continue

Luke 21:7 “Teacher,” they asked, “when will all this happen? What sign will show us that these things are about to take place?” Luke 21:11 "There will be great earthquakes, and there will be famines and epidemics in many lands, and there will be terrifying things (that which strikes terror), and great miraculous signs in the heavens."

It was a very long, hard weekend for hundreds of thousands of West Virginians still dealing with the massive chemical spill in the Elk River.

Residents say they have been taking bottled water and food to elderly neighbors and shut-ins as emergency services aren’t meeting the needs of their communities.

“They can’t get out,” Chris Laws, 42, of Marmet, a coal miner, told the Associated Press. “I’m keeping an eye on them. You got to watch out for your neighbors. They’re the ones who are going to watch out for you.”

State officials said Saturday that they now estimate 7,500 gallons of chemicals leaked from a tank at Freedom Industries.  They had previously told media sources that only 5,000 gallons had leaked from the tank.  They could not say how many gallons made it into the Elk River.

Residents of the capital city Charleston and surrounding towns are still being told not to use tap water for any purpose.

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