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What Lies Upstream - Trailer

Preview: Season 19 Episode 15 | 30s Video has closed captioning.

In the unsetting exposé What Lies Upstream, investigative filmmaker Cullen Hoback travels to West Virginia to study the unprecedented loss of clean water for over 300,000 Americans in the 2014 Elk River chemical spill. He uncovers a shocking failure of regulation from both state and federal agencies and a damaged political system where chemical companies often write the laws that govern them.

Aired: 04/16/18

Rating: NR

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