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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 (

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.

Water Issues.

Do we have the right to clean water?

Are we running out?

Is it safe?

this is matt damon on water issues world wide.

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