Following the Flint water crisis?

Will you still be following up in a year? Two?

Reveal looked at three other water crises across the country, and at what happens after “the headlines fade.”

In the article, Byard Duncan follows up on three areas and communities that have suffered water crises: Texas border towns such as Rio Bravo and El Cenizo which were without access to properly-treated water since the towns were founded in the 1980s, the North Carolina’s Duke Energy coal ash spill, and the chemical spill in the Charleston area two years ago.

How do you keep public and media interest on a topic important to your community? What kinds of follow-up coverage would you most like to see?

See Reveal’s update on the three stories here.

WV Public Broadcasting’s Inside Appalachia revisited the Elk River Spill in a story in January, “In Wake of Flint, Inside Appalachia Remembers W.Va. Water Woes.”

For a timeline of what happened back in January 2014, see the Charleston Daily Mail’s “Trouble on the Elk: A chronology of the West Virginia Water Crisis.”

And more recently, a lawsuit has been filed on behalf of inmates at the South Central Regional Jail, alleging inmates were not given proper access to water during the 2014 crisis. Read more at the Charleston Gazette-Mail here: “ACLU sues jail over water crisis response.”

 

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