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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia water utility is enhancing its water remedy course of as a precaution following the derailment of a train hauling chemicals that later despatched up a poisonous plume in Ohio.

West Virginia American Water stated Sunday that it’s additionally going to put in a secondary consumption on the Guyandotte River in case there’s a necessity to modify to an alternate water supply. The utility famous that there hasn’t been any change in uncooked water at its Ohio River consumption.

“The well being and security of our clients is a precedence, and there are at present no consuming water advisories in place for purchasers,” the corporate stated in an announcement.

About 50 automobiles, together with 10 carrying hazardous supplies, derailed in a fiery crash Feb. 3 in East Palestine, Ohio. Vinyl chloride was later launched into the air from 5 of these automobiles earlier than crews ignited it to do away with the extremely flammable, poisonous chemical compounds in a managed atmosphere, making a darkish plume of smoke.

Residents from close by neighborhoods in Ohio and Pennsylvania had been evacuated due to well being dangers from the fumes, however have since been allowed to return.

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