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Chemical spills leaves 300,000 without water, disaster declaredA store is sold out of bottled water in West Virginia. View a gallery of photos. (Bob Wojcieszak/Charleston Daily Mail)What happened A chemical used in coal production leaked from a tank Thursday into the Elk River, prompting concerns that the water supply across a wide area was contaminated. Customers were ordered not to use the water, and much of the city is shutting down because of the order. The federal government and state of West Virginia have declared it a ...View "Chemical spills leaves 300,000 without water, disaster declared" on Spundge