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West Virginia officials say levels of a chemical that leaked into the Elk River and affected the water supply are dropping. ...
Residents of nine counties could soon have clearance to use their tap water. (Jan. 13)
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DURATION: 1:07-----------------------------------------SHOTLIST:AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLYCharleston, West Virginia - 10 January 20141. Close of man collecting water2. Wide of people at the water distribution center3. Wide of the Elk River4. Wide of the river with barge in the water5. Various shots of the chemical plant6. Wide, Elk River---SOURCE: POOL - AP CLIENTS ONLYCharleston, West Virginia - 12 January 20147. SOUNDBITE (ENGLISH) Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin, (D) West Virginia---SOURCE: WCHS - COURTESY WCHS, EMBARGO CHARLESTON, WVA 8. Closed sign on front of restaurant9. Wide, front of restaurant10. Wide, restaurant interior11. SOUNDBITE (ENGLISH) Kelly Steele, Bluegrass Kitchen (transcript below)12. SOUNDBITE (ENGLISH) Man and woman together, no names available--ASSOCIATED PRESS - AP CLIENTS ONLYCharleston, West Virginia - 10 January 201413. Mid, plant exterior14. Wide, plant exterior---ASSOCIATED PRESS - AP CLIENTS ONLYCharleston, West Virginia - 11 January, 201415. Wide, hospital exterior16. Wide, entrance to hospitalVOICE-OVER SCRIPT:TRACK-1THE THREE HUNDRED THOUSAND PEOPLE IN WEST VIRGINIA WHO CAN'T USE THEIR WATER ARE NOW BEING TOLD THEY COULD HAVE IT BACK SOON.OFFICIALS SAY TESTS SHOW THE AMOUNT OF A COAL PROCESSING CHEMICAL THAT SPILLED INTO THE ELK RIVER HAS DROPPED BELOW TOXIC LEVELS.SOMETIMES IT DOESN'T SHOW UP AT ALL.STILL, WEST VIRGINIA'S GOVERNOR IS URGING ANXIOUS CITIZENS TO BE PATIENT.SOUNDBITE: (ENGLISH) Governor Earl Ray Tomblin, (D) West Virginia"It is still a state of emergency, things are looking right, they're trending in the right direction, please don't jump ahead, don't go out and say well things are good because that green light has not been given yet"TRACK-2SOME RESTAURANTS STARTED TO OPEN AGAIN ON SUNDAY, AFTER BEING SHUT DOWN SINCE THURSDAY, BUT CUSTOMERS AND OWNERS ALIKE SAY THINGS ARE FAR FROM NORMAL.SOUNDBITE (ENGLISH) Kelly Steele, Bluegrass Kitchen"They can eat. They can drink. They can't eat with real silverware or on real plates or out of a real glass. But at this point I just hope everyone's happy."SOUNDBITE (ENGLISH) No Name Available"We're just coming back through, trying to get somethingto eat from North Carolina. And we're like 'Oh my gosh, what's going on here?' TRACK-3STATE HEALTH OFFICIALS SAY SO FAR, ONLY TEN PEOPLE WHO WERE EXPOSED TO THE CONTAMINATED WATER HAVE BEEN ADMITTED TO THE HOSPITAL.NONE WERE IN SERIOUS CONDITION.MATT SMALL, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS.