West Virginia National Guardsmen Participate in Operation Elk River Spill

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • A member of West Virginia National Guard’s chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and high-yield explosive enhanced response force package draws a water sample to determine the levels of contamination remaining in the local water supply during Operation Elk River Spill in the Kanawha Valley, W.Va., Jan. 11, 2014.  West Virginia National Guard photo
  • A member of West Virginia National Guard’s chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and high-yield explosive enhanced response force package draws a water sample to determine the levels of contamination remaining in the local water supply during Operation Elk River Spill in the Kanawha Valley, W. Va., Jan. 11, 2014.  West Virginia National Guard photo
  • Army Command Sgt. Maj. Steve Deweese loads water into a vehicle at the courthouse in Winfield, W.Va., Jan. 11, 2014. Authorities told residents of Kanawha, Boone, Putnam, Lincoln, Logan, Clay, Roane and Jackson counties to stop using tap water after a chemical leak contaminated the West Virginia American Water company’s system in those areas. Deweese is assigned to the training center on Camp Dawson in Kingwood, W.Va. U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. De-Juan Haley
  • Jeff Heath puts water in a bucket for a resident affected by the Elk River water contamination at Poca High School in Poca, W.Va., Jan. 11, 2014.  U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. De-Juan Haley
  • Bethany Whisman and Blake Kenney volunteer by handing out cases of bottled water to those affected by the Elk River water contamination at Poca High School in Poca, W.Va., Jan. 11, 2014. Both are residents of Poca, W.Va. U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. De-Juan Haley
  • U.S. Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia meets with Air Force Col. Jerome M. Gouhin, commander of the 130th Airlift Wing, in Charleston, W.Va., Jan. 11, 2014, while visiting the Federal Emergency Management Agency staging area for Operation Elk River Spill. U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Andrew LaMoreaux