Please turn out for the public meeting Wednesday, August 5th, 6 PM, at the Blacksburg Public Library, 200 Miller Street. A spokesperson for the arsenal will attend.
Something doesn't smell (or taste) right, and it may just be your drinking water if you live in the New River Valley in Virginia.
Several residents of the area alongside grassroots community organizations have been concerned with the amount of toxic chemicals being dumped into the New River, a body of water which delivers thousands of area residents their drinking water.
So far, state and federal regulatory bodies have not raised any extreme red flags that might considerably dampen the confidence of area residents in the safety of the New River's water for purification and consumption.
There appears, however, to be some troubling markers of the effects of toxic chemicals on the residents of the New River Valley and the rest of the country.
Cancer rates in the Valley are high relative to the rest of Virginia and other illnesses with mysterious causes seem to pop up on an unusually regular basis.