Demanding action on elementary school below coal slurry pond
Gristmill readers have heard before about Marsh Fork Elementary school, in Raleigh County, West Virginia, perched about 300 feet downhill from a massive, leaking coal refuse dam holding back billions of gallons of toxic coal slurry (click below the fold for a picture).
As we speak, a group of about 60 activists has occupied the office of West Virginia Governor Manchin, demanding that he build a safer school for the Marsh Fork kids. About 11 people have been arrested so far.
Photo by Vivian Stockman. That’s the school in the lower left.