“It’s really different when someone says, ‘Your water is poisoned. We don’t know when you can have it back. And you certainly can’t get near it, or do your laundry, or take a shower, or wash your dishes, or drink it.'” Matt Stroud provides an interesting look at what leaked into West Virginia’s water supply, and explains why the crisis is everyone’s problem.

+ Discovery: How safe is U.S. drinking water?