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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
Local, state and federal officials late Friday afternoon said that recent water testing in the city found more than two dozen samples exceeded the lead levels that can be effectively treated by filters handed out to residents. The level levels were found in 26 samples of more than 4,000 collected.Read more from Detroit Free Press
"How soon can our water be clean and safe?" pic.twitter.com/BfVimAlvyN— Al Gdad1 Criswell (@Gdad1) January 30, 2016
Yup - I thought from the beginning that filters were not good enough.
Not when the lead gets that concentrated!
For a really different discussion about the Flint water problem, check out what the construction and plumbing pros are saying about it over at BreakTime 3.
How does an entire country overlook one of the most outrageous instances of government failing its people to occur this generation? One meticulous, thorough and unerring story at a time.Read more from Poynter
LANSING, Mich. (AP) - High-ranking officials in Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder's administration were aware of a surge in Legionnaires' disease potentially linked to Flint's water long before the governor reported the increase to the public last month, internal emails show. When he disclosed the spike in Legionnaires' cases on Jan.Read more from The Big Story
A look at life today in #Flint, where bottled water is rationed and illnesses abound: https://t.co/z5O2RXF6O1 pic.twitter.com/L6Eac91t1P— National Geographic (@NatGeo) February 9, 2016
Two recall petitions against governor Snyder have been approved. Eight previous ones had been denied. Petioners now have to gather almost 800, 000 signatures.