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“People in Martin County, Kentucky, have lived without clean water for at least the past 18 years after a coal slurry accident [in 2000] sent arsenic- and mercury-filled sludge into the water supply.
Some people still drink the water. Others have been drinking bottled water and using it to shower and wash their dishes.”
“A water system in eastern Kentucky that was on the verge of collapse could soon get much needed improvements. Many Martin County, Kentucky, residents were without water for long periods this winter [of 2017-2018]. The crisis drew attention amid a national discussion about infrastructure priorities, and put a spotlight on the sort of water woes that are all too common throughout Appalachian coal country.
Now nearly $5 million in federal funding is on the way to patch up parts of the Martin County system. But the flow of federal money comes amid lingering concerns about management and spending by local officials, and questions about how Martin County’s water system got into such a state of disrepair.
The water system has been a contentious issue for more than a decade in Martin County, a community that has mined billions of dollars worth of coal, but has been left with crumbling infrastructure and a poverty rate of nearly 40 percent.
The water district consistently loses more water to leaking pipes than it delivers to paying customers. As the ReSource reported last January , residents have complained that their water is often contaminated, and frequently shut off without warning.”
This is another United States water incident lasting several years that has been reported on recently.
Other blog posts about water chemistry and US water concerns include:
03/12/2014 Polarity and Intermolecular Forces
09/03/2015 Method to Slow Evaporation
10/08/2015 Current Event - Contaminated
11/13/2015 Sewage in Lake Champlain
12/17/2015 Current Event -- Lead Poisoning
09/23/2016 Water Pollution in US Schools
12/23/2016 Criminal Charges in Flint, Michigan
01/20/2017 Contaminated Drinking Water at
US Marine Camp
08/11/2017 Database About U.S. Public Water Systems
11/10/2017 Video -- From Flint:
Voices of a Poisoned City
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