Water filtration system in West Virginia among the elite

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — A raft of garbage covers a swath of the Monongahela River in northern West Virginia, a dozen miles upstream from the drinking water intake for 100,000 people.

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  • Written by By MICHAEL VIRTANEN , Associated Press

Infant mortality disparity grows in Appalachia, study finds

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Placing much of the blame on smoking, a study chronicling the ongoing health crisis in Appalachia has concluded that the 13-state region suffers from a growing disparity in infant mortality and life expectancy, two key indicators of "a nation's health and well-being."

  • Written by By ADAM BEAM , Associated Press

Tank leak oozes 300,000 tons of molten glass into Ohio plant

ZANESVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say 300,000 tons (272,156 metric tons) of molten glass spilled from a ruptured tank at an Ohio plant, oozing like lava from a small hole that quickly grew several feet wide.

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS