Posted at 14:18h
Since all of West Virginia is in Appalachia (much of it distressed) and we work with several organizations there, we followed the recent water crisis there with great interest (and sadness).
To recap: In January 2014, 10,000 gallons MCHM, a chemical used to process coal, and an unknown amount of PPH, spilled into West Virginia’s Elk River upstream from a municipal water intake serving nine West Virginia counties. It left 300,000 people unsure about their water and reportedly sent around 400 people to the hospital. Even though people are being told the water is "safe," many still have concerns