There’s quite a bit that’s appalling about this story and S-Town Mike covers it ably. But might I point out that people who are afraid that their water may be contaminated from coal sludge are being told to boil their water?!
This would be hilarious if it wasn’t putting people’s health in danger. Folks, boiling your water kills living organisms. It doesn’t do anything to protect you from any non-living contaminants in the water; it just makes them hotter.
Is it too much to ask that our state government maybe advocate for us to not be poisoned by the stuff in our state?