EXCLUSIVE: West Virginia Water’s Secret Poison: Scientists Race to Identify What Gov. Is Not Testing
By Deborah Dupre
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Independent scientists are racing Tuesday to identify what the government is not testing, a secret ingredient in the chemical that Freedom Industries leaked into water supplying of 300,000 people, Nalco’s “Crude MCHM’. They are determined to find the ingredient that government is not testing, yet advising the public that the water is safe.
Nearly 1000 West Virginia residents have gone to hospital emergency rooms for poisoning, according to government reports. That number does not include the number of patients seeing their family physicians at clinics. Both numbers continue rising, as residents are left to make their own decisions about using or not using the tainted water and breathe the tainted air.
Locorice odor a big clue to scientists
“Something else surely is in the chemical,” retired neuroscientist Dr. Paul Brown in West Virginia told Before It’s News on Monday. “Pure MCHM has a faint mint odor and residents are complaining of a strong licorice odor.”
That simple clue about the licorice smell reported throughout the nine counties most impacted in the present water crisis, is one government officials should have considered and acted upon, but have not, according to independent scientists speaking to Before It’s News’ Deborah Dupré, reporting from West Virginia.