Remembering 40 Years of Blackwater: from Buffalo Creek to Today

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The people of Buffalo Creek are holding a community memorial event for the victims of the Buffalo Creek disaster on Saturday, February 25. To respect their event, the Sludge Safety Project has moved the date of our event.

Remembering 40 Years of Black Water: From Buffalo Creek to Today

  Friday, March 2

5 – 6 p.m.

 Lower Rotunda in WV State Capitol Building

This year marks the 40th Anniversary of the Buffalo Creek Disaster, as well as passage of the Clean Water Act. The Sludge Safety Project invites you to participate in an evening event honoring those whose lives have been lost, homes and drinking water destroyed, and health impacted. We will be sharing stories, music, film, pictures, prayers, and hopes for a future free of liquid coal waste.

Following the program, we will conduct a candlelight march on the Capitol Grounds.

At 6:30 p.m., SSP will host a dinner to discuss the future of sludge-related organizing in West Virginia.