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SHOT LIST:AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLYCharleston, West Virginia - January 15, 20141. Wide shot that pans right from Kanawha River to downtown Charleston, West Virginia 2. Medium shot of drum at Freedom Industries facility in Charleston, West Virginia3. Wide shot of drum -- and, workers -- at Freedom Industries facility in Charleston, West Virginia4. Wide shot of street with Charleston, West Virginia in background5. SOUNDBITE (English) Bill Price, Sierra Club (Transcript Below)6. Close up shot of Elk River in Charleston, West Virginia7. Medium shot of building near downtown Charleston, West Virginia8. Close up of water in Charleston, West VirginiaAP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLYAtlanta - January 15, 20149. SOUNDBITE (English) Margaret Kosal, Georgia Institute of Technology (Transcript Below)AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLYCharleston, West Virginia - January 15, 201410. Wide shot of bridge crossing Kanawha River in Charleston, West VirginiaAP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLYCharleston, West Virginia - January 11, 201411. Medium shot of Freedom Industries facility in Charleston, West Virginia12. Close up of Elk River in Charleston, West VirginiaAP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLYAtlanta - January 15, 201413. SOUNDBITE (English) William Buzbee, Emory University (Transcript Below)AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLYCharleston, West Virginia - January 13, 201414. Medium shot of Freedom Industries facility -- and, workers -- in Charleston, West Virginia15. Medium shot of people in Charleston, West Virginia carrying bottled waterAP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLYCharleston, West Virginia - January 15, 201416. Medium shot of construction crew in Charleston, West Virginia17. SOUNDBITE (English) Bill Price, Sierra Club (Transcript Below)AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLYCharleston, West Virginia - January 14, 201418. Close up shot of water pouring out of faucet in home in Charleston, West VirginiaAP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLYCharleston, West Virginia - January 15, 201419. Close up shot of water running over rocks in Charleston, West VirginiaVOICE OVER SCRIPT:MORE VIOLATIONS FOR FREEDOM INDUSTRIES -- THE COMPANY AT THE CENTER OF LAST WEEK'S CHEMICAL SPILL IN WEST VIRGINIA.STATE INSPECTORS SAY IT LACKED A PROPER CONTAINMENT PLAN AT A SECOND FACILITY WHERE IT STORED CHEMICALS.THE SPILL AFFECTED THE WATER SUPPLY OF THREE HUNDRED THOUSAND RESIDENTS.Bill Price, Sierra Club"I think water is something people assume they can just go to their sink and get here in Charleston at least but that assumption isn't safe anymore."THE SPILL INTO THE ELK RIVER IS RAISING QUESTIONS: IF THIS CAN HAPPEN IN CHARLESTON -- HOW SAFEARE THE NATION'S WATERWAYS?Margaret Kosal, Georgia Institute of Technology"What we haven't seen, recently, is recognition. Really, good recognition, particularly in the political side, that the bigger risk is what we're actually seeing happening right now in West Virginia. That is something that's an accident." This bite kinda wordy and confusing. Anything stronger?NATIONWIDE, THE EPA SAYS THERE ARE MORE THAN 600 CHEMICAL PLANTS THAT, IN A WORST-CASE CHEMICAL RELEASE - COULD PUT MORE THAN 100,000 PEOPLE IN DANGER.William Buzbee, Emory University"If there was regulatory laxity, people didn't do their jobs, we should look to see if the federal government has been doing its job."THE SPILL IN CHARLESTON HAS TRIGGERED SEVERAL INVESTIGATIONS.WEST VIRGINIA RESIDENTS AND BUSINESSES HAVE ALSO STARTED TO FILE THE FIRST LAWSUITS AGAINST FREEDOM INDUSTRIES.UNTIL LAST WEEK, REGULATORS HAD CONSIDERED ITS STORAGE FACILITY LOW-RISK.Bill Price, Sierra Club"This is something that shouldn't be there. And when something that shouldn't be in the water gets in the water then it's very hard to remove."WHILE THE WATER IS BACK ON AND THE ODOR IS GONE, CONCERNS ABOUT THE SAFETY HAVEN'T GONE AWAY.ALEX SANZ, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS.