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2.8 billion gallons of MTR Waste, Toxic Coal Dust, Phantom Asbestos…just get them out of there!!!

An exciting new piece in the Charleston-Gazette:
At Marsh Fork Elementary federal inspectors claim to have found both coal dust AAAAANNNNDD… asbestos?

Two parts to this story are telling…

As long as it doesn’t crumble or get into the air, asbestos is not harmful, [ Tony Turner, assistant director of the state’s indoor-air-quality program ] said.


no asbestos was found in air-quality samples.

So…there is no problem with asbestos at Marsh Fork Elementary.

They DID however, find coal dust:

Based on what we found, somebody may need to go out and do further work, but right now, we are focused on what are the effects of coal dust,” he said.

How about effects like silicosis and black lung disease? Have ya not realzied that yet?

There is a problem with the chemically treated coal dust the children are inhaling on a daily basis.

If they have to blame asbestos to get these kids out from under 2.8 billion gallons of toxic mountaintop removal waste, then that’s fine. But it’s a façade.

Call Governor Manchin and ask him for some truth. Ask him for the truth on why Marsh Fork is a dangerous learning environment for children.

Call Governor Manchin:
1-888-438-2731 or 1-304-558-6000

See if he’ll deny this…





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