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January 13th, 2014
08:40 PM ET

West Virginia chemical spill site last inspected in 1991

For four days, hundreds or thousands of people in West Virginia haven't been able to use their tap water.

Not to brush their teeth, cook, bathe, or even wash a dish.

West Virginia chemical spill casts spotlight on loose regulation

There's a sign of relief for some with a partial lift on the state's water ban for about 5,000 customers - many of them large commercial users.

But the company has been operating without government oversight for over 20 years.

CNN's Jean Casarez has the story.


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