West Virginia

West Virginia Governor Hopeful About Spill Clean-Up, Still Can't Drink the Water

Not so relative


As hundreds of thousands of people in West Virginia begin their fifth day without clean tap water following a chemical spill, frustrations are mounting.

Most visitors have cleared out of Charleston while locals are either staying home or driving out of the area to find somewhere they can get a hot meal or a shower. Meanwhile, business owners with empty dining rooms and quiet aisles of merchandise around West Virginia's capital were left to wonder how much of an economic hit they'll take from the chemical spill.