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Clean Water Wanted: Contaminated Wells and the Legacy of Fossil Fuel Extraction

By Benny Becker, Ohio Valley ReSource

“You seen that one with the tombstone up there?” seven-year-old Timothy Easterling asks, looking toward the grass just uphill from his home. “That’s my papaw.” 

Timothy’s grandfather Chet Blankenship died in 2016, at age 69. Blankenship lived on land he and his family have long owned at the end of a road atop Bradshaw Mountain in McDowell County, West . . .

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