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Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin and Department of Health and Human Resources Secretary Karen Bowling Tuesday sent a letter to Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), to formally request the CDC, or its partners, immediately conduct further epidemiological and/or toxicological studies and address ongoing population surveillance or monitoring as a result of the January 9 Elk River chemical spill.
Tomblin and Bowling’s request comes nearly two weeks after Dr. Tanja Popovic of the CDC said that the agency has no plans to monitor the population affected by the chemical spill and subsequent water crisis.
“I am committed to the health and well-being of West Virginians and believe there is a pressing need to further study the potential health effects resulting from exposure to water contaminated with crude MCHM and PPH,” Gov. Tomblin said in a news release.
“It is critical this study is funded and that work begins immediately.”
You can read Gov. Tomblin and Sec. Bowling’s letter here: