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CHARLESTON (WVVA) - U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin stated Friday that his office has opened an investigation into the chemical spill that has threatened the water supply of hundreds of thousands of West Virginia residents.

Goodwin issued the following statement:

"Yesterday's release of a potentially dangerous chemical into our water supply has put hundreds of thousands of West Virginians at risk, severely disrupted our region's economy, and upended people's daily lives. My office and other federal law enforcement authorities have opened an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the release. We will determine what caused it and take whatever action is appropriate based on the evidence we uncover."

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