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    Claim forms being accepted in West Virginia chemical spill

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    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – Residents and businesses in nine West Virginia counties left without tap water during a 2014 chemical spill can start filing claims.

    According to a website set up to handle claims, forms were being accepted both online and by mail started Wednesday.

    A federal judge last month tentatively approved a revised settlement to a class-action lawsuit over the spill that left up to 300,000 people without tap water for up to nine days.

    In January 2014, a tank at now-defunct Freedom Industries in Charleston leaked thousands of gallons of coal-cleaning chemicals that got into West Virginia American Water’s treatment plant 1.5 miles downstream.

    A final hearing on the settlement is scheduled for Jan. 9 in federal court in Charleston. The deadline for claims submissions is Feb. 21.

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