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"I want Governor Snyder to solve the problem and basically get up out of office," long-time Flint resident Tomeko Hornaday told CNN, echoing the sentiments of many. "We shouldn't have to be going through this, we shouldn't have to do this.Read more from CNN
And here's the link to the Live Story on this topic as well. http://forums.delphiforums.com/livestory/stories/Dirty-Water-Deadly-Water
For almost two years, the children in Flint, Michigan, were drinking lead. The poisoning of drinking water in the city - a result of officials trying to save money by switching its water supply - finally received national attention this month, with President Barack Obama meeting the city's mayor on Tuesday and declaring a state of emergency, and Gov.Read more from Mashable
Just highlighting a comment from the article.
"We don't see the illness of lead right now, we see the consequences over the entire life of the child through their adulthood," she told The Oakland Press. "Lead is a irreversible neurotoxin with a lifelong, multi-generational impact. And we just had a whole population exposed to it."
Yeah. Imagine being a parent in Flint right now, knowing that your child faces a lifetime of lowered IQ, behavioral problems, and potentially violent behavior as s/he grows up.
I'd be first in line for the class action lawsuits that are being filed.
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder is expected today to release his collection of email from 2014 and 2015 involving the toxic water crisis in the city of Flint, hoping to provide a better understanding of how the municipal emergency unfolded, he said Tuesday in his State of the State address. "No citizen...Read more from ABC News
A decidedly political piece, but good.
Let me give Senator Rubio a refresher course. Michigan officials, who commandeered control of Flint's local government through a disenfranchising emergency-manager process that suspiciously lines up with the main concentrations of African-Americans in the state, decided to temporarily use water from the Flint River for residential consumption while awaiting a new pipeline to Lake Huron.Read more from New Republic
Even before the drinking water in Flint, Michigan, was found to be tainted with lead-before water from some areas tested at more than twice the level considered to be toxic waste, and public-health officials said that every last child in the city should be treated as if the child had been poisoned-the governor's office knew that the water was discolored, tasted bad, smelled strange, and was rife with "organic matter."Read more from The New Yorker
(01/20/16) - There are estimates that a group of people in Flint are not getting the supplies they need during this water emergency. Perhaps as many as 1,000 are not going to water distribution centers, they're not calling 211 and they're not getting deliveries. It's because they're scared.Read more from Abc12
Answer. It turns out . . . sigh . . . it's the white guy. #potableWater #hugeProblem When the water turned brown. pic.twitter.com/0oi7prhH9l— Cassady34 (@Cassady34) January 24, 2016