Join millions of Americans on Wednesday, November 28th at 7PM when all Sinclair Stations across the United States broadcast a national town hall event, Opioids: A National Crisis.
The event -hosted by Eric Bolling- features a live conversation with First Lady of the United States Melania Trump, the Director of Health and Human Services Alex Azar, and the Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen on how to tackle the escalating crisis impacting countless families across the country.
On Wednesday, November 28th at 7PM ET, all Sinclair stations will stream a special "Opioids: A National Crisis" Town Hall.
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REPORT: Seattle Mussels Test Positive for OPIOIDS
The west coast of the United States -and other communities across the country- continue to struggle with the devastating impact of opioid addiction, with the problem so bad the region’s mussel population is now testing positive for the substance.
According to CBS News, scientists from the Washington Department of Fishing and Wildlife are claiming that local varieties of mussels now contain traces of opioids as the drug’s “flow downstream” is starting to impact aquatic life.
“Since mussels are ‘filter feeders,’ they absorb contaminants from their environment into their tissues in a concentrated way. Scientists used cages to transplant clean mussels from an aquaculture source on Whidbey Island to 18 urbanized locations around Puget Sound. Several months later, they pulled those previously uncontaminated mussels back out of the urban waters and, together with the Puget Sound Institute, tested them again,” writes CBS.
The mussels tested positive in three of the 18 locations.
The President vowed to crackdown on the nation’s escalating crisis of addiction earlier this year, vowing to increase penalties for drug dealers and smugglers.
“If we don’t get tougher on drug dealers, we are wasting our time … and that toughness includes the death penalty,” Trump said.
WATCH LIVE: President Trump, First Lady Address the Nation on Opioid Crisis
Watch live as President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump address the nation over the country’s escalating opioid crisis and measures taken to combat the devastating addiction.
Watch the Commander-in-Chief’s comments below: