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West Virginia State University announced Thursday that it is suing the Dow Chemical Company for allegedly polluting the groundwater under the university's campus. The suit says people on the campus face no danger but Dow should be responsible for cleaning up the area. A statement from Anthony L. Jenkins, president of the historically black institution, said, “Dow must restore our campus to the condition it was in before this contamination and help us address the harm this will do to our image locally and nationally. Dow also must compensate us for the loss of use of our property. We are reluctant to resort to litigation, but Dow has left us no choice.”

Dow told NPR that it was unaware of a suit being filed and had no comment on the statement from the university.