The newsies have been reporting a chemical spill in West VA that has contaminated the water supply. Residents are being told not to drink the water, not to use it even for washing clothes. Sounds pretty bad.
However, nobody seems to know what was spilled. At least no newsie has mentioned a name for the "chemical" that is causing so much alarm. Could it be that no newsie ever took high school chemistry? Perhaps they cannot pronounce any chemical name more complicated than "water" ?