Last week about this time I posted a rather disturbing post on the condition and quality of the water that so many people in WV were dealing with at the time, water that is an absolute necessity of life, and which without, life is not sustained. I shared with you the condition of many people and what they were facing last week, as well as first-person information on the situation and how people were coping with it.
I am so sad to say it truly is not improving. While the company and safety experts have said that the water is safe to drink, they also were not honest about the amount of chemical that had leaked into the water. The breaking news last night was that they only tested for a single chemical that would be in the water, instead of the blend of chemicals and how they interact with the human system. Due to this mind-blowing reveal, which unfortunately does not surprise this cynical almost-40-something, now they are recommending that both pregnant women and all children do not drink this water, as well as alerting other communities downstream (of which Cincinnati is only ONE) and reminding them the water is possibly toxic. They have also warned against giving this water to pets or livestock, and little has been said or reported on the long-term effects of wildlife in the area. So much devastation in one short spill.