2 years ago
I lost relatives in the Buffalo Creek, West Virginia, flood back in the 1970s from coal slag issues long known and worried about. The government was ridiculous and more interested in doing some sociological case studies than anything else -- maybe twelve hotel rooms in three counties and the sociologists were busy writing how clannish folk were because were staying with relatives in the aftermath instead of fighting the sociologists for the twelve rooms and more interested in finding homes and food than participating in their sexual habits questionnaires.
Decades later, survivors won a lawsuit and were supposed to get government settlements. Then the state government forgave the debt as one of his last actions in office. Half a century later, the area is still not recovered..
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