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West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey announced Jan. 14 his office has initiated an investigation into the Jan. 9 chemical leak that left 300,000 West Virginians under a "do not use" order for their water for several days.

"We plan to get to the bottom of this and ensure that the public knows the truth," Morrisey said. "One of our primary concerns will be that West Virginians have answers to their questions about what happened, why it happened and how this could have been prevented.

"We need to make sure this never happens again, and that responsible parties are held accountable."

Morrisey said his mission is to have an unbiased, independent inquiry into what happened and his office would refrain from discussing the substance of the investigation, but if an update on the status of the investigation becomes necessary, it would be provided.

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