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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 (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

Water Issues.

Do we have the right to clean water?

Are we running out?

Is it safe?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CezkRO3_r0c

this is matt damon on water issues world wide.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/26/water-scarcity-nestle-ceo-paul-bulcke_n_2768390.html

http://www.businessinsider.com/haliburton-manager-gets-probation-for-destroying-evidence-of-2010-bp-deepwater-horizon-disaster-2014-1

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