19 days later, West Virginia is still in a clean water crisis. The chemical spill that left 300,000 West Virginia residents without usable water involved more chemicals than the company responsible had previously reported- leading the state’s Department of Environmental Protection to order Freedom Industries to give a full accounting of the chemicals that had leaked into the Elk River. http://ow.l...y/t2yhy (http://ow.ly/t2yhy)
Interestingly, during the time since we last posted about this clean water crisis, the company - Freedom Industries - has filed for bankruptcy. Initially claiming 7,500 gallons spilled into a river supplying water in the state, they now admit approximately 10,000 gallons of chemicals was released.
Nonetheless, GOP members of the Senate are still pushing forward with a bill to create "Economic Freedom Zones" that would exempt polluters from complying with the Clean Water Act in high-poverty regions like parts of West Virginia. http://ow.ly/t2you
Do we have the right to clean water?
Are we running out?
Is it safe?
this is matt damon on water issues world wide.