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Water Rights a Hot Topic in North Carolina, West Virginia

Legal battles in North Carolina and West Virginia are determining whether water systems will be controlled by local, state or private entities.


Doubts Follow Elk River Contamination

By Kimber Ray Four months after a Freedom Industries chemical tank contaminated the water of approximately 300,000 West Virginia residents this past January, only 36 percent of those residents were drinking their tap water, according a survey released in May


Who Has Priority Over Water?

By Matt Wasson, Ph.D. CHARLESTON, W.Va. — What do January’s Kanawha Valley chemical spill, the Exxon Valdez spill and the Deepwater Horizon incident have in common? All were man-made environmental disasters, disrupting the lives of thousands of people, and all


Life is Surreal Since the Chemical Spill

By Linda Frame “That’s a First World Problem, Mom,” my teenage son told me one day. I can’t remember now what trivial thing I was complaining about. Because that was before the chemical spill. On Thursday evening, Jan. 9, I


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