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Look How Gross The Water Is After The Chemical Spill In West Virginia

01/15/2014 09:27 am ET | Updated Jan 25, 2014

Over 300,000 West Virginians were left without water last week when a storage facility leaked several thousand gallons of a coal-processing chemical upstream from a water treatment plant.

While the water ban has been partially lifted and some residents have been allowed to run their water in order to "flush" the system, many are still seeing the effects of the chemical spill coming out of their taps.

See photos below:

water This photo was posted Jan. 11 -- before the ban was lifted -- by a resident of Cabin Creek, W.Va., who said her husband had run their water the night before and "the water that did not go down the drain had gelled up." (Photo: Bobbi Bailey)

water This photo, comparing tap water with bottled water, was posted Jan. 12 -- before the ban was lifted -- by a resident of Belle, W.Va. (Photo used with reader's permission)

water This photo, taken Jan. 12 -- before the ban was lifted -- shows water just after it was poured out of a tap. (Photo: Andrew Durham)

water This photo, taken Jan. 12 -- before the ban was lifted -- shows water just after it was poured out of a tap. (Photo: Andrew Durham)

This post has been updated with more photos.

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