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Schools still closed in parts of W.Va. after spill

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Schools remain closed in four West Virginia counties because of a chemical spill that tainted the water supply.

The Department of Education’s website shows schools in Boone, Kanawha, Lincoln and Putnam counties are closed Tuesday.

The counties are among nine affected by last Thursday’s spill of a chemical used in coal processing from a Freedom Industries facility in Charleston.

About 28,000 West Virginia American Water in Charleston have been given the green light to resume using tap water, as long as they flush out their systems. But most customers remain under a “do not use” order restricting tap water use only to flushing toilets.

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