State of Emergency Update
CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Adjutant General James A. Hoyer this evening issued the following statement.
"We have been sampling at the plant at both the parts per million (ppm) and parts per billion (ppb) levels throughout this process to ensure the highest level of confidence in the system. When the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) provided us with the 1 ppm public health standard we focused on testing at the parts per million level.
"In light of the CDC's additional guidance last night related to the abundance of caution for pregnant women and to ensure the highest level of public health we will continue to test the plant output at parts per million. Once the system is fully restored, we will test the system at the parts per billion level to ensure non-detectable levels in the water distribution system."
Amy Shuler Goodwin