Change the Current
West Virginia Needs Clean, Safe Water
West Virginia’s major water sources, like the Kanawha River, have had the highest rate of reproductive toxins that can lead to birth defects and reproductive disorders in the country. Without adequate safe water regulations and requirements, West Virginia’s most valuable resource – families and children – are at risk of exposure.
This is not just a Chemical Valley problem; families across the state are extremely worried about what is being piped into their homes. In fact, 81% of likely voters said they are very concerned about the amount of reproductive toxins found in West Virginia’s water sources.
West Virginians pay for and depend on public water systems and should be able to trust their tap water.
WV FREE’s “Change the Current” campaign builds upon the Women & Water research that began after the Elk River Chemical Spill in January 2014. This work is deeply situated in WV FREE’s reproductive justice mission statement that includes, “the ability to live and parent children in healthy and safe environments.”
The “Change the Current” campaign partners include WV Citizen Action Group, WV Rivers Coalition, Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition, WV Healthy Kids & Families, Our Water WV, and People Concerned About Chemical Safety.
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