In West Virginia, 35,000-gallon of chemicals used for cleaning coal leaked into a containment pond that failed, contaminated the Elk River and thereby the water system serving 300,000 people. In this installment of WINGS, women residents challenge the system that allowed this to happen and the poor response to the disaster.
Song by Marium Bria, a single mother of three children whose water was contaminated. Interviews with local residents Jacqueline Hill and Kira McNabb, excerpt from speech by Anne Berry, a physician who works at a community health center near Charleston.
Produced for WINGS by Melinda Tuhus. Series producer, Frieda Werden.