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West Virginia Morning
9:34 am
Tue February 11, 2014

A Congressional Hearing in Charleston, House Takes On Min. Wage, & DHHR Sec. Talks Chemical Spill

On this West Virginia Morning, DHHR Secretary Karen Bowling talks to Beth Vorhees about the chemical leak in Charleston.

Meanwhile, a Congressional Hearing about the Spill brings federal lawmakers to Charleston.

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The Legislature Today
9:26 pm
Mon February 10, 2014

The Congressional Field Hearing on the Chemical Spill, Minimum Wage, & DHHR Sec. Karen Bowling

The U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee holds a field hearing on the Jan. 9 chemical spill into the Elk River, the House of Delegates considers a bill that would increase the minimum wage, and Department of Health and Human Resources Secretary Karen Bowling talks about her agency's response to the water crisis.

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Politics
5:13 pm
Mon February 10, 2014

Legislators Make A Field Trip To Investigate W.Va Spill

Originally published on Tue February 11, 2014 3:55 pm

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Officials in Charleston, West Virginia, testified today that the water there is now suitable for drinking and bathing, but nobody seemed ready or willing to call it safe. The testimony came at a field hearing held by members of Congress one month after a chemical in spill in the Elk River tainted the water for some 300,000 people. NPR's Brian Naylor was there today and he filed this report.

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Chemical Leak
12:27 pm
Fri February 7, 2014

Audio: Congressional Hearing on Elk River Chemical Spill

Credit Ashton Marra / West Virginia Public Broadcasting

The U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee held a hearing Monday morning in Charleston to learn more about the Jan. 9 chemical spill into the Elk River that left 300,000 people banned from using tap water for up to 10 days.

The witness list included the president of West Virginia American Water, state health, homeland security and environmental officials, the chairman of the U.S. Chemical Safety Board and county emergency and homeland security officials.

Freedom Industries President Gary Southern was invited but did not attend.

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