A couple weeks ago an earthen damn holding back billions of gallons of coal sludge broke and let loose a torrent of toxic filth.

 

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Wonder how long this one is going to hold.

Marsh Fork Elementary School
Marsh Fork Elementary School; photo: Vivian Stockman

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