Christian reports that Roane County Emergency Management’s William Rose says:
Well, I’m telling you what to believe. You believe what these people [meaning the State] down here are telling you to believe because I’m seeing the data just like everybody else is. I don’t understand it all, but they explain it to me, and I got faith in these people down here and what they do.
Meanwhile, the mayor of Kingston is drinking water to show everyone it’s safe.
Which is a fine trick. But small consolation to the people who are being told not to go home because of the airborn particles. You can drink the water, just, I guess, don’t breathe the air.