Film uncovers ‘shocking failure’ of water quality regulations

The 4th Environmental Film Series, sponsored by CFAES’s School of Environment and Natural Resources, continues at 7 p.m. tonight, Monday, Oct. 22, with “What Lies Upstream,” a look at West Virginia’s 2014 Elk River chemical spill. A PBS website about the film calls it “an unsettling expose” in which filmmaker Colin Hoback “uncovers a shocking failure of regulation” by state and federal agencies and a “damaged political system where chemical companies often write the laws that govern them.” You can watch the trailer above.

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