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W. Virginia water burned man’s leg, photo

West Virginia man's leg burns in shower, even after he flushed, as advised, he says.
West Virginia man's leg burns in shower, even after he flushed, as advised, he says.WSAZ

Water in the West Virginia chemical leak area burned a man’s leg when he showered, according to a local television station post on Thursday.

WSAZ, that posted the photo of the burned leg on its Facebook page, ask if anyone else has experienced the same thing.

The West Virginia chemical leak is another crisis showing the symbiosis of human rights and Earth Rights.

Post-flushing water still burns

"Here's a pic from a viewer tonight who says this leg burn followed a shower in 'post-flushing' water. Anyone else experiencing similar issues?" asks Amanda Barren and Tim Irr of WSAZ.

While some residents have been given the OK to again use bath water and had been told to flush their tanks, perhaps they needed to have flushed their entire plumbing system.

Even that, however, would probably not work on first or even second attempt, according to the limited information the public has on the poison that has leaked.

Reliable information on health and safety of Crude MCHM is unavailable.

One things publicly know about Crude MCHM, is that it is not very water soluble. This might make it difficult to flush from home water systems using plain water.

Suffering in West Virginia water is nothing new to some residents, they say.

“My youngest daughter had this to some degree after every bath in WV,” says a WSAZ commenter, who says the burns went away when they did, too, moving to another state after six years of water burns.

Another resident, Joe Ball, who lives near Freedom Industries also commented on the burns.

“[I] lived about 2 miles by air from the tank. I have had this problem though not as severe for over a year. I have also played ‘whats that stink?’ when i go outside for over a year.”

It is unknown how many people have been injured by the chemical, recently or over past years.

NOTE: If you or someone you know has had similar health complaints, Deborah Dupre welcomes an email at the most secure email service available to the public: Deborah@unseen.is

Correction: This original article included, "The U.S. Navy laboratory at Norfolk Naval Air Station, Norfolk, Va., reported on the chemical crisis [saying] that the only acceptable level of the chemical in any oral form is less than 0.057 ppm, less than 1/16th amount that Governor Tomblin had said was an acceptable level." The source of this, related to the Navy, is unverifiable. The author extends apologies and will update readers on the Navy report if verified information is provided to her.