Mike Bettes, a meteorologist for The Weather Channel, arrived in Joplin, Missouri minutes after a devastating tornado hit. Mike began to broadcast live, and in between breaks he checked overturned cars for survivors and surveyed the damage.
This story is about what can happen when toxins leak into drinking water - and how tough it is to get answers when those responsible are reluctant to talk. Jerry Ensminger is a retired Marine. He has known for the past 14 years that the water his family drank at Camp LeJeune was contaminated. In fact, he believes his daughter died from exposure to contaminated water. Jerry is still waiting for someone to take responsibility.
We started our water series at Lake Mead on the border between Nevada and Arizona. If we follow the Virgin River north from there, it would lead us to Zion Canyon, Utah. This story doesn’t talk about the water, but rather the climb up those canyon walls, to a place called Angels Landing. Produced by Scott Carrier.