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FLINT, Michigan - By now you've probably heard that this proud American factory town is facing a state of emergency, subsisting on rationed water after its own supply was spiked by lead. But on Wednesday night - in a special edition of "The Rachel Maddow Show" - the leaders of Flint spotlighted something you probably haven't heard: the problem here isn't actually being fixed.Read more from NBC News
Sounds like the state of Michigan has no intention of fixing the problem, and no long-term plan. Outrageous.
Michigan Officials: Lead Water Pipes Will Remain For Now In Flint https://t.co/fndESTXZI2 pic.twitter.com/MU8YrlO6OE— BuzzFeed News (@BuzzFeedNews) January 28, 2016
Michigan Governor Rick Snyder ignored toxic levels of lead in Flint drinking water. https://t.co/rO5v4rkwz4 pic.twitter.com/gIVdJ5vzQW— Robert McNees (@mcnees) December 20, 2015
Snyder's administration didn't just ignore the experts on #FlintWater, they doctored data to hide the problem. https://t.co/2LdXN1YE2y— Robert McNees (@mcnees) January 12, 2016
Not looking good for ol' Governor Snyder.— Robert McNees (@mcnees) January 28, 2016
"State Workers In Flint Received Bottled Water A Year Before Residents"https://t.co/SaanqPDVx4
Meanwhile, state nurses told folks "It is just a few IQ points... not the end of the world."https://t.co/WAgoVkK0Fg pic.twitter.com/2N0GPz1Pt6— Robert McNees (@mcnees) January 30, 2016
Maybe the single most damning and succinct statement about the #FlintWaterCrisis. https://t.co/mMoSpWD9aB pic.twitter.com/mHQ1a5Fp8i— Robert McNees (@mcnees) January 30, 2016
Some homes lead levels over 150 ppb. That's above what commercial filters can safely remove. #FlintWaterCrisis https://t.co/WXv25CsK31— Robert McNees (@mcnees) January 30, 2016
The EPA action level for lead is 15ppb in 10% of customer taps. Over 90% of the samples from Flint exceeded 25ppb. https://t.co/4rZnYfPcUY— Robert McNees (@mcnees) January 30, 2016
New lead test results just announced from Flint homes are terrible. Highest reading: 4000ppb. Federal alert level is 15ppb.Read more from Twitter