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West Virginia chemical spill: Your story

12 January 2014 Last updated at 06:28 GMT

About 300,000 people in the US state of West Virginia have been warned not to drink, bathe in, or wash with tap water after a chemical spill into the nearby Elk river.

Schools and businesses in nine counties have been closed as a result.

Local resident Maria Armada described how she was coping without tap water.