Considering the chemical company has filed bankruptcy ahead of lawsuits and government fines the people are left on their own, except, for whatever help the EPA provides.
I have a suggestion. If any resident effected by this chemical spill is returning to their homes and worried about their water, seek the help of local state universities.
There are labs within any university structure that can run detailed chemical analysis of the TAP WATER. Samples of the water coming out of the faucet can be provided to a college lab for analysis to provide peace of mind. Until those results are received compliments of the state university system; bottled water needs to be used by everyone. It would be nice of The Tide "Loads of Hope" paid these folks a visit WITH clean water. American loves Tide and the company knows it. I am confident the company could provide this service free to these residents of West Virginia until any water testing is conducted.
If the water is found to be contaminated, the EPA will have to continue to supply clean water to these people. Bathing is going to require clean water and not from the faucet. The EPA should be leading the effort to decide what happens were with water quality and now to resolve the fears of these people.
Chemical Burns are No Joke.