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Secretary Tennant Calls for Answers, Accountability

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Charleston, W.Va. - Secretary of State Natalie E. Tennant is calling for answers and accountability for West Virginians as the process begins for lifting the water ban impacting nine counties across the state. Tennant has been visiting with folks and helping hand out water since Friday at distribution centers including at Riverside High School and the Charleston Fire Station on the city's East End.
"Our number one priority is the health and safety of West Virginians, and we will continue to monitor the situation closely as the water ban begins to be lifted," Tennant said. "I join all West Virginians in thanking our National Guard, firefighters, emergency workers, doctors, nurses and everyone who pitched in to help their fellow West Virginians in need.  When the worst happens, West Virginians are at our best. I saw that first hand talking with families out on the water lines.
"Now it's time for answers.  There are very serious questions surrounding how this leak was allowed to happen, why it was not reported immediately, and what needs to be done to ensure this never happens again. I applaud the US Attorney for launching an investigation, and my office stands ready to help West Virginians get the answers and accountability they deserve."
Secretary Tennant is also working to secure support for businesses forced to close by the water crisis and their workers who missed shifts.
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