March 5, 2017

This is the town where heavy metal weighs down the blood, clogs the brains of children. Mothers and fathers here wake daily to the knowledge that each glass of water served alongside pot roast, mac and cheese, salad with ranch dressing, dinner rolls, was as much poison as hydration. Here, twins no longer look alike, stunted in different ways by the tainted water in which they bathed, in which their food was cooked. Here, children forget what they’ve already learned, even as politicians just nine hours away wash their hands of the whole matter and forget they exist.

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