The Free Press, Mankato, MN


WV Chemical Spill-15

Local residents in South Charleston (W.Va) brought empty containers, coolers and other items to distribution centers Sunday morning, Jan. 12, 2014 to fill with water after a chemical spill Thursday in the Elk River that has contaminated the public water supply in nine counties. Frustration is mounting for many of the 300,000 West Virginia residents who've gone three days without clean tap water.. The ban on using tap water for drinking and washing is still in effect following the chemical spill on Thursday, January 9, 2014. (AP Photo Michael Switzer)