By Rebecca Shabad - 01/14/14 09:12 AM EST
Sen. Joe ManchinJoe ManchinDemocrat vows to go after opioid makers – including daughter's company Overnight Healthcare: McConnell unveils new Zika package | Manchin defends daughter on EpiPens | Bill includes M for opioid crisis Democrat defends daughter after tough EpiPen grilling MORE (D-W.Va.) says the major chemical spill that left water in his state contaminated for days is a “wake-up call."
“It’s just a horrific situation. It should never happen,” Manchin said Tuesday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” “It tells you we have an awful lot of chemicals in this country that have been stored and have never been inspected. It’s a wake-up call for all of us.”
Manchin said officials told him the chemical was neither toxic nor lethal. He said everything should be running smoothly by Wednesday, and water will be safe to use.