Paden City Residents Grapple With Questions Of Health Impacts After Years Of Water Contamination


On this West Virginia Morning, we visit Paden City where citizens are concerned that years of poorly reported water contamination has led to clusters of disease and health hardships.

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Officials in Paden City, West Virginia say the city’s water is contaminated with a chemical called P.C.E. While the city says it’s working on a fix, some residents are asking how long they’ve been exposed and if that exposure may have impacted their health. Brittany Patterson has the story.

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