Testing the Waters: Investigating Questions About the West Virginia Chemical Spill

Amanda LewanDisasters, Water

Originally Published by NYT – Last week, the spill of an industrial chemical into a West Virginia river contaminated the water supply for 300,000 people, setting off renewed debate over regulating the chemical industry.
Below, we offer some ideas for teaching about this industrial accident, either by focusing on West Virginia alone, or widening the lens to include other industrial spills, inquiries into the water supply or regulation in general.