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Bray: Government has no greater duty than to protect its citizens

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Government has no greater duty than to protect its citizens.

The chemical spill in Kanawha County has exposed some serious flaws in the way we react to a disaster, but none is more alarming than the fact that our elected leaders refuse to enact medical monitoring of those forced to use tainted water. 

Accountability has been in short supply since day one of this mess, and it's high time those we put in public office start fighting for us. 

They can either shirk their duty and hide behind semantics and spreadsheets or they can step up and take a stand for the people.