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Announcement :: Human Rights
Prenter Water Fund presentation THIS THURSDAY and benefit concert FRIDAY
04 Feb 2009
Lucy Parsons Center Thursday, Feb 5 @ 7pm
(549 Columbus Avenue)

Come learn about the effects of coal slurry injection on a local water supply!
Prenter Water Fund was founded to bring clean potable drinking water to the residents of Prenter. Prenter, a small West Virginia mountain community, exists in the shadows of earth altering machinery. 11,000 areas of massive mining operations -- mountain top removal mines, processing plants and huge toxic sludge ponds-- surround the town. In addition to scared mountains and a devastated environment, Prenter is now battling large-scale drinking water contamination. Today, the tap water in Prenter runs browns, contaminated with an unknown mixture of toxic waste leaking from near by coal slurry injection sites. As the rhetoric of clean coal technology sweeps across our nation, the reality of the filthy coal industry is slowly killing families nestled in the Coal River Valley. While we may not be able to end harmful coal mining tactics today, we can supply this community with the access the clean potable drinking water it deserves. The Prenter Water Fund has worked endlessly to purchase and install water barrels at 150 homes. This simple, cost-effective solution will enable the residents of Prenter to have clean water for drinking, cooking, and other basic needs. To reach more homes, however, we desperately need to raise money and awareness. In an effort to do so, we are organizing a speaking tour. At each location we will give a presentation that runs about 45 minutes with pictures, video, water samples, and handout information.

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