West Virginia is probably best known for coal mines, followed closely by pepperoni rolls. You know aspect of the state doesn’t get nearly enough attention? Its absolutely breathtaking scenery.
Last week, thousands of gallons of a poorly understood compound called 4-methylcyclohexane methanol (MCHM) spilled from Freedom Industries chemical complex into West Virginia's Elk River before quickly spreading to the water supplies of hundreds of thousands of people. Sound scary? It gets worse.
John Denver proclaimed it "almost heaven", but a group of geoscientists are implying it's a little more like the opposite. Most of the rest of the world doesn't think of West Virginia as a hot spot, but it is.