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"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
FLINT, Mich. - Standing at a microphone in September holding up a baby bottle, Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, a local pediatrician, said she was deeply worried about the water. The number of Flint children with elevated levels of lead in their blood had risen alarmingly since the city changed its water supply the previous year, her analysis showed.Read more from Nytimes
Not only is the Michigan government poisoning residents, but now they are threatening to take their children for not paying for it. As the water crisis in Flint deepens, it is becoming apparent that the effects of the lead-infested water are not just a health hazard, but the situation has the potential of ruining many more lives outside of the poison issue.Read more from SOTT.net
In Flint, Mich. there is a famous block of concrete that for decades has served as a community message board. Like an old-school Facebook feed, residents use it to post personal news, images, upcoming events and commentary in sprawling graffiti. This week, several residents went to "The Block" (or "The Rock," depending on who you ask) with a message.Read more from Washington Post