Dangers Water Privatization Emerge In the Wake of West Virginia’s Chemical Spill

EcoWatch: It took a few days after a state of emergency was declared across nine West Virginia counties--and one-sixth of the state’s population was told not to drink or bathe using their tap water--for the national news media to discover a story of national importance occurring in the political backwaters of Appalachia. Filings by the West Virginia Public Service Commission reveal the dramatic expansion of West Virginia American Water Company’s water network over the past 20 years, and why one-sixth of......

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