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Toxic West Virginia – Mountaintop Mining

So I walk into work today and a co-worker is watching a documentary on mountain top removal.  This is a process were instead of making mine shafts and bringing out the coal, they inject toxic chemicals into the mountain, blow up the top of it and then mine the coal.  This has been receiving huge criticisms for several years, but this documentary was really well done and some of the stories are horrific.  I think what really hit home for me was when a man is being interviewed and he brings out his entire tray of medicine bottles that he take every day to combat the contaminated water they drink.

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