Emergency declaration in West Virginia, USA, due to chemical spill

A spill of up to 5,000 gallons of 4-Methylcyclohexane Methanol into the Elk River in West Virginia has caused a federal emergency. Residents have been instructed not to drink or bath in tap water. Shops are quickly selling out of bottled water. Travellers passing through this state may consider buying bottled water to have on hand.

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