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(Huffington Post)   Thought you were done paying attention to the West Virginia water crisis? Well, how 'bout some formaldehyde to top ya off?   ( divider line
    More: Scary, West Virginia, chemical accident, water shortages, Kanawha County, West Virginia National Guard, officials told, disaster areas, public works department  
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2014-01-29 04:28:53 PM  
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Diogenes: So, tell me, where to now
If your fight for a bearable life can be fought and lost in your backyard?

Oh, don't tell us there's poison in the well
That someone's been a bit untidy, that there's been a small spill
And all it amounts to is a tear in a salted sea
That someone's been a bit untidy, they'll have it cleaned up in a week

When I was a child my family would travel
Down to Western Kentucky where my parents were born
And there's a backwards old town that's often remembered
So many times that my memories are worn.

And daddy won't you take me back to Muhlenberg County
Down by the Green River where Paradise lay
Well, I'm sorry my son, but you're too late in asking
Mister Peabody's coal train has hauled it away

Well, sometimes we'd travel right down the Green River
To the abandoned old prison down by Airdrie Hill
Where the air smelled like snakes and we'd shoot with our pistols
But empty pop bottles was all we would kill.

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Then the coal company came with the world's largest shovel
And they tortured the timber and stripped all the land
Well, they dug for their coal till the land was forsaken
Then they wrote it all down as the progress of man.

Repeat Chorus:

When I die let my ashes float down the Green River
Let my soul roll on up to the Rochester dam
I'll be halfway to Heaven with Paradise waitin'
Just five miles away from wherever I am.

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2014-01-29 03:26:59 PM  
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That was a worthless article. It was close to being good, though. They talked about relative risk levels in parts-per-billion (ppb), but didn't say what, where, or how much formaldehyde was measured in the water supply.

So basically, they said "There may or may not be a problem. We don't even know whether the measured formaldehyde is natural or as a result of the recent accident."
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