Chemical Valley

Inside Appalachia
8:12 pm
Fri January 24, 2014

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Pennsylvania is comparing regulations for above ground storage tanks after the spill in West Virginia.

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One school in West Virginia is working to meet the needs of all deaf and blind students.

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Documentary
11:16 am
Fri January 24, 2014

Appalshop's 'Chemical Valley'

Credit appalshop.org

With the January 9 chemical leak from Freedom Industries leading to the water supply being compromised for 300,000 residents who rely on West Virginia American Water, the ripple effects are sure to impact our state, our region, and possibly even the entire nation on environmental, political, and cultural levels. Yet, concerns over the safety of the environment and health of the local population are nothing new around the Kanawha Valley.

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