Voting Rights And 'Forever Chemicals' In Kentucky On This West Virginia Morning


On this West Virginia Morning, high levels of PFAS, also called “forever chemicals,” have contaminated a plastics recycling company in Henderson, Kentucky. We learn about the extent of the pollution.

Also, in this show, 50 years ago, 18, 19 and 20-year-olds were given the right to vote. West Virginia’s senior U.S. senator at the time, Jennings Randolph, was instrumental in that effort. We speak with Mike Queen and Lee Dean from the West Virginia Secretary of State’s office to learn about the impact.

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