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Feature Film Brings Brings Star Power To Ohio Valley Teflon Story

West Virginia Morning
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On this West Virginia Morning, the decades-long saga over DuPont’s dumping of toxic chemicals in the Ohio Valley is getting the Hollywood treatment. “Dark Waters,” a film starring Mark Ruffalo as environmental lawyer Rob Billot, opened in theaters Friday. The film comes as regulators and lawmakers consider new rules on the toxic chemicals known as PFAS. As Ohio Valley ReSource reporter Brittany Patterson reports, the chemicals are showing up in more drinking water systems around the region.

Also on today’s show, the Upshur County Public Library Board of Directors is reviewing whether to remove a children’s book from their shelves after a local pastor asked for its removal. The book is called “Prince and Knight.” It depicts two men who fall in love. Pastor Josh Layfield brought the issue to the attention of library staff. Roxy Todd has more.

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