Getting Help to Residents Affected by Toxic Spill

Jan 14, 2014


On January 9th, 2014, nearly 300,000 citizens in the energy sacrifice zone that is Southern West Virginia were affected by a toxic chemical leak into their water supply.

 In the past 5 days CRMW volunteers have travelled throughout the affected area to supply food, water and sanitary supplies to residents who were prohibited from using water for the purposes of bathing, drinking, brushing teeth, cooking, even laundering their clothing--the only use of the water deemed safe for the residents was for flushing their toilets.