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Columbus Lab Testing WV Water Samples

Reported: Jan. 15, 2014 10:17 PM EST
Updated: Jan. 15, 2014 11:14 PM EST
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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Rick Lord) -- Battelle Institute in Columbus is one of the labs where chemists are hard at work, analyzing West Virginia water to see just how much MCHM has seeped into the supply.

They are very comprehensive along each step of the process. In fact, experts from Battelle actually helped train West Virginia National Guardsmen on how to properly pull those water samples from the supply.

Even so, the chemical in the water was not something even the experts were familiar with.

“Before this weekend, we didn't know much about it,” research chemist Julie Peters said. “That's about it.”

The chemists in Columbus said they expect to be analyzing the samples and the chemicals in them for the next several days.

If you're wondering about some of the test results coming back, you can get that info, at least in part, by going to state homeland security's website atdhsem.wv.gov.



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