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The Herald-Dispatch

A staff member holds up a chart during the Senate subcommittee on Water and Wildlife hearing to examine the safety and security of drinking water supplies following the Central West Virginia drinking water crisis, Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Lauren Victoria Burke)

Gallery: Chemical spill hearing in Congress

Feb. 04, 2014 @ 05:37 PM

Patchwork federal regulations are inadequate to protect the public from chemical spills such as the one last month that contaminated drinking water for 300,000 West Virginia residents, members of Congress and state officials said at a hearing Tuesday.

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