Skip to comments.UPDATE: Do Not Use Water Order issued for WV counties after chemical leak
Posted on 01/09/2014 8:21:06 PM PST by Morgana
Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin issued a State of Emergency for Boone, Cabell, Clay, Jackson, Kanawha, Lincoln, Logan, Putnam and Roane counties.
According to the Boone County Health Department, they are trying to close all restaurants, and essentially anyplace that uses water, and are stressing that people should not use the water.
According to The Kanawha Charleston Animal Shelter, they are collecting donations of water for the animals housed at the shelter. They will begin collecting water Friday morning at 9 a.m.
The Kanawha County Commission says that the Kanawha County Courthouse Complex will be open tomorrow, Jan. 10.
We will also keep you updated on Facebook and Twitter.
A list of water filling or distribution centers can be found here.
(Excerpt) Read more at wowktv.com ...
The liquid spilled is an alcohol. The primary danger is it is flammable. The spill occurred not far from where the Elk meets the Kanawha. The USGS gage at Charleston shows the river flowing at six million gallons per minute. The MSDS sheet shows it is a non-toxic substance. It won’t be around long.
“According to the Boone County Health Department, they are trying to close all restaurants, and essentially anyplace that uses water...”
That’s a relief, they are only closing those places that for some reason happen to use water.
So, this is effecting over 300K people???
And the chemical is “considered” (by authorities) to be non-toxic???
“4-methylcyclohexane methanol”, used in the cleansing (preparation) of coal...
What a mess to clean up...
OSHA classifies it as non-toxic. The MSDS sheet is at the link on the right in PDF format. It’s an alcohol. The only hazard is it is flammable. Drinking it won’t kill you any more than trying to drink Everclear.
I'm pretty sure Everclear has been responsible for many deaths over the years. The way it works is: You put a little Everclear in your glass of kool-aid. You drink it. You make a second glass, but now you can't taste the alcohol, so you pour more Everclear in. By the 3rd or 4th glass, you're up to about a 50/50 mix. I don't remember what happens after that.
“I don’t remember what happens after that.”
That’s not very Everclear. It fact, it is Everconfusing.
For something which is non-toxic, and not a clear and present danger to the drinking water, the so-called authorities are sure going to great lengths to inconvenience a lot of people and businesses. Methinks there’s more to this story than is being reported.
I don’t remember either. Especially after my buddies bought up every pint of Everclear from all of the nearby liquor stores to make enough stuff to fill a garbage can.
One of those chemical plants along the Kanawha river S. of Charleston you see from the turnpike ?
When we drive up to Ohio we pass that way.
I don’t get spooked until we are driving W. of Charleston near Nitro, St. Albans.
Remember the sister chemical plant to the Bhopal, India disaster is just across the highway.
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