01/29/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Coal In West Virginia: "Slowly But Surely They're Killing Us -- Legally"

A toxic coal ash sludge spill in Tennessee ruined land, homes and lives recently, bringing to the fore an inconvenient truth about coal: it's not clean.

So where is the next sludge spill? Where are the piles of coal ash around the country that are similarly prone? While that information is gathered, here's a look at how non-spilled coal is ruining land, homes and lives, thanks to a 5-part VBS special.

While the entire special is interesting, here's the fifth part, focusing on how chemicals in the water supply are affecting a West Virginia family.

Start from the beginning of the series here