Grimes says she'll wait for final report on West Va. chemical spill before weighing in

01/14/2014 11:10 AM

Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes on Tuesday said she would wait for the final investigation report about a West Virginia chemical spill before weighing in on the need for any regulatory changes.

“We continue to work to make sure that we’re taking precautions, not only for the workers but for the environment,” she said.

More than 300,000 West Virginia residents were without water since last week after a tank containing chemicals used in the mining industry leaked 7,500 gallons into the water supply. Now inspections and regulations are at the center of the investigation, as national media, including CNN have reported.

Grimes first answered the question from WHAS-11’s Joe Arnold by making a pitch for the event she’s hosting in Prestonsburg on Thursday in which she is expected to make a policy speech about the future of Eastern Kentucky.

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