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The Herald-Dispatch

Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., listens at left as Rep. Nick Rahall, D-W.Va. testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014, before 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. (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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