- West Huntington Drug Bust
- Elsa from Frozen Made a Cameo Appearance Leading Huntington Parade, Visits Eastgate Mall Saturday in Cincy IMAGES
- Three Mile Island 40th Anniversary
- Batman and Batgirl Visit Marquee Pullman with friends for "Lego Batman" debut
- DHHR Announces Emergency Energy Assistance Program for Low Income Residents
- Huntington woman pleads guilty to federal heroin charge
- Attorney General Morrisey Issues Statement Regarding HB 3062 which Impacts Substance Abuse Fighting Funding
- Belle, Beast and Chorus Visit Marquee Pullman IMAGES
- House of Delegates Votes to Increase Substance Abuse Treatment Opportunities
- Lecture series aims to fight substance abuse with education, collaboration
Huntington Water Safe from Chemical Spill
"West Virginia American Water is aware of and prepared for other potential impacts resulting from the chemical spill plume migrating down stream.
We’ve been working with state and federal officials, and the Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission to model the plume to track the Elk River spill, along with a small spill that occurred in Belpre, OH, earlier this week.
We met today with ORSANCO representatives to review test results. Water sampling continues on the Elk, Kanawha and Ohio Rivers to detect any evidence of the chemical. We expect there will be considerable dilution in the rivers that will work in our favor and mitigate the impact of the spill on the water in Huntington.
We are regularly analyzing samples at the intake of the Huntington plant and in the finished water produced by the plant. Latest test results early January 13, indicated .031 parts per million (ppm) at the intake, and .006 in the finished water. Both results are below the health risk level of 1 ppm determined by the Center for Disease Control. In addition, we've brought in additional chemists to help with the monitoring.
Regarding the other chemical spill on the Ohio River (unrelated to the Charleston event) about 120 miles upstream of the Huntington intake, we continue to track and perform testing. We are confident that our Huntington plant’s existing treatment barriers are sufficient to control this chemical, and our experts are also prepared to increase treatment, if deemed necessary."