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West Virginia residents near chemical spill melt snow for drinking, bath water

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People living in one West Virginia town affected by last month's chemical spill are putting the freshly fallen snow to good use.

Laura and Rob Irwin are packing the snow, melting it down, and then boiling it before drinking it, bathing in it, and cooking with it.

They're even giving it to their dogs.

The Irwins say they don't trust the water coming out of their tap because of the chemical spill on the Elk River about a month ago and don't expect to use it in their home again anytime soon.

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