Just how bad is the water contamination that is affecting Charleston and the surrounding communities in West Virginia? Watch this video of a man who pours water from his tap and then sets it on fire.

West Virginia Contaminated Tap Water Set on Fire

Here is how the person who uploaded the video described it:

This video was taken by my husband in the morning hours of Saturday, 1/11/14, 3 days after the Charleston WV, chemical spill, as an experiment to check our water quality. They say our situation is not that bad. You be the judge.


West Virginia Residents Line Up for Water

With the water from their taps contaminated, store shelves have been stripped of bottled water and residents must line up for clean water.


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