CDC Provides Info on MCHM/PPH, Drinking Water Advisory, & More

8:13 pm
Tue February 4, 2014

CDC Provides Info on MCHM/PPH, Drinking Water Advisory, & More

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The CDC has published information regarding chemicals involved in the Elk River chemical spill, how they've determined thresholds for safe drinking water, and more.
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Background On January 9, 2014, an estimated 10,000 gallons of an industrial chemical, 4-Methylcyclohexanemethanol (MCHM), spilled into the Elk River just upstream from the Kanawha County municipal water intake in Charleston, West Virginia. This municipal water system serves nearly 300,000 people whose water was affected by the chemical spill.