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Kentucky Locals Blame Town's Officials For Ongoing Water Crisis

Some in Martin County, Kentucky, say funds that could have fixed water infrastructure were instead used to build new buildings.

Kentucky Locals Blame Town's Officials For Ongoing Water Crisis
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The war on poverty was declared in Inez, Kentucky, more than 50 years ago. Although the people of this town still face financial challenges, they say that's not the reason for the ongoing water crisis. Instead, they say the town's officials spent money that could have gone toward fixing the infrastructure on two new "unnecessary" buildings.

A Decades-Old Water Crisis In Kentucky Comes To A Head

A Decades-Old Water Crisis In Kentucky Comes To A Head

A coal slurry accident in 2000 contaminated the water in a county of 12,000 people. Eighteen years later, they still can't drink the water.

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