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Water Company Giving Educational Tours After Chemical Leak

Foo Conner

A water company whose Charleston treatment plant was contaminated by a coal-cleaning agent is January is holding a public tour next week.

West Virginia American Water Co. will conduct the free "WaterFest" event Aug. 9.
Spokeswoman Laura Jordan tells the Charleston Daily Mail
it's the first time the company will hold such an event in Charleston.
It will include plant tours, educational demonstrations and recreational activities for children. The event is designed to inform the public about the water treatment and distribution process.
The January spill from the Freedom Industries plant along the Elk River caused a tap-water ban for 300,000 people for days.

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