Making Contact

Not a Drop to Drink (Encore)

Undrinkable WaterThis is a special encore edition. It’s something many of us take for granted: access to clean drinking water. But for many Americans it’s not something they can rely on. From chemical spills in West Virginia to ecoli in the water on the Texas-Mexico border, to contamination from farming in California. On this edition, we hear what happens when there’s not a drop to drink.

Featuring:

Angela Walker, Charleston resident; Neena Satija, environment reporter Texas Tribune; Daisy Gonzalez and Vicente Lara, Environmental Justice Coalition for Water; Horacio Amezquita, resident San Jerado.

Credits

Host: George Lavender
Producers: Laura Flynn, Andrew Stelzer, George Lavender, Jasmin Lopez
Contributing Producers: Laura Allen, Rachel Gottfried, Jing Niu
Executive Director: Lisa Rudman
Web Editor: Kwan Booth

More information                                       

Undrinkable
http://apps.texastribune.org/undrinkable/

The Untold Story of What Happened at An Overcrowded West Virginia Jail
www.thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/05/21/3439864/the-untold-story-of-what-happened-at-an-overcrowded-west-virigina-jail-after-the-chemical-spill/

Study Warns of MCHM toxicity
http://www.wvgazette.com/article/20150512/GZ01/150519759

Colorado Spill

http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/aug/07/toxic-mine-water-epa-colorado-animas-river

Environmental Justice Coalition for Water

http://ejcw.org/

UC Berkeley Stronach Prize
http://stronach.berkeley.edu/

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