Author of “Coal Tar”, Bill Clutter, preformed a live reading of an excerpt from his book at the Taylorville Public Library on October 22nd. “Coal Tar” tells the true story of how a government agency allowed coal tar to mix with Taylorville’s air, water, and soil causing an epidemic of neuroblastoma, a rare childhood cancer. Clutter is not only the author of the book, but he was the private investigator on the case. He relives the story, and explained it all with Regional Radio News.
Clutter says that he believes people who read his book could be left surprised, and angered.
Clutter also mentions that a lesson to be taken away in his book is that America is still a democracy, and people’s voices can still be heard.