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Tuesday, February 4, 2014

After W. Va. Water Contamination, Senators Examine Tougher Regulations

Freedom Industries on Barlow St on the banks of the Elk River is seen on January 10, 2014 in Charleston, West Virginia. (Tom Hindman/Getty Images)

Freedom Industries on Barlow St on the banks of the Elk River is seen on January 10, 2014 in Charleston, West Virginia. (Tom Hindman/Getty Images)

U.S. senators are hearing testimony about how to prevent the kind of chemical spill that contaminated the drinking water in and around Charleston, West Virginia, last month. Many residents continue to complain about a strong odor in their water, despite being told it’s safe.

Beth Vorhees is covering the story for West Virginia Public Radio and joins Here & Now’s Robin Young with the latest.

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