CHARLESTON, W, Va. — The Charleston Daily Mail has provided the WVPS Sharing Network with another photo for your use with the water emergency stories on Sunday.
The WVPA thanks Editor/Publisher Brad McElhinny and multimedia reporter Marcus Constantino for the photo below. It is provided for use at your discretion in print and online at no additional charge. The photo has been emailed to the editorial email list or can be downloaded from the site. If you have questions or problems, contact Don Smith at 304-550-0454.
Photo by Antonio “Marcus” Constantino, Charleston Daily Mail
Members of the West Virginia Army National Guard, along with a member of the Belle Police Department and a volunteer, offload emergency water from a military truck to a forklift as citizens line up for water at the Belle Fire Department, Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014, in Belle, W.Va. As of Saturday afternoon, officials had no estimate for when water would be safe for use to West Virginia American Water customers in the Kanawha Valley after as much as 7,500 gallons of 4-methylcyclohexane methanol, or Crude MCHM, a chemical used in the preparation of coal, leaked into the Elk River from a containment tank about a mile and a half from West Virginia American Water’s intake station.