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UPDATE: Kanawha-Charleston Health Department says 500 people have taken their survey on the water crisis

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The Kanawha-Charleston Health Department says that 500 residents have taken their survey on the West Virginia Water Crisis. The survey asks questions on how the water crisis impacted the overall health of individuals and families.

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ORIGINAL:

Kanawha County residents can share how they've experienced the water crisis through scientific studies as the Kanawha-Charleston Health Department want to learn the sociopsychological and economic impact the spill had on our area.

"They are going to be playing a part in capturing such vital information, the first of its kind in this crisis," said Dr. Rahul Gupta of the Kanawha-Charleston Health Department.

With the help of university partners such as University of Charleston and others across the U.S., surveys will be taken at the health department Thursday through Sunday to Kanawha County residents. 

Although participants chosen to take the surveys were at random and only Kanawha County residents, those in the county that want to be heard are welcomed. 

"They are welcome. This is the community's survey. It's for the community, by the community and our organization is just making sure we give them this type of information," said Dr. Gupta.

Initially, the health department wanted to survey all nine affected counties, but were unable to get grant money to help. Those conducting the surveys will be volunteering their time. 

Residents in Kanawha County who want to participate can call the health department at 304-344-5243

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