WV TAP Wants To Test More Water
The independent research group WV TAP, suggests sampling water in 720 West Virginia homes for MCHM. The group sampled 10 homes in February for crude MCHM after the January 9th chemical spill. Each contained chemical traces, but the concentrations were about 675 times weaker than what federal officials call safe to drink. The researchers say sampling 720 homes would provide a good idea of whether affected households are chemical-free. It is unclear how much additional testing would cost taxpayers. Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin's administration is awaiting WV TAP's final report before determining next steps.