May 19, 2016

Manchin, Capito Statement on Water Quality Warning for Martinsburg, Parkersburg and Vienna

EPA issues new water quality warning

Washington, D.C. – Today U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) issued the following statement regarding the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) national announcement that water sources in Martinsburg, Parkersburg and Vienna contain the chemicals PFOA and PFOS at levels higher than previously recommended for public water systems.

“We’re very concerned for the residents of Martinsburg, Parkersburg and Vienna in light of the new drinking water advisory issued by the EPA. Our first and number one priority is to ensure these residents have safe and clean drinking water. We have been in contact with the EPA, state and local officials, and the National Guard, and we will continue to monitor the situation closely.”

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