Why This U.S. County Has Gone Two Decades Without Clean Water | NowThis

  • Published on:  11/9/2019
  • ‘We have no idea what is really making it to our faucets’ — Martin County in Kentucky has gone nearly two decades without clean water. Now residents are fighting to get the state to acknowledge and respond to the water crisis.
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    In US news and current events today, Martin County, KY has been facing water crisis for 20 years. Everyone deserves water rights, explained as access to clean drinking water, but there many pockets of the U.S. where it isn't possible to get free clean water. Action sooner rather than later is a necessity for Martin County.

    BarbiAnn Maynard, Water advocate: We've been dealing with the water crisis for around two decades now. It started with a coal slurry spill. October 11th of 2000, 307 million gallons of arsenic sludge and heavy metals was dumped into our water supply.


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