nicolejb
2 years ago1,000+ Views
In case you missed this big news story-- Flint, Michigan is facing a BIG water crisis. And is under a pretty big investigation.
What happen to their water? Well, in 2014, the city left the Detroit water system to save on money, and it started taking water from a local river. 2 years later it was discovered that blood tests started showing higher levels of lead, and some serious health problems for young kiddos. The water switch it seems might've been an illegal one...
In the meantime, Flint community members are living drinking some seriously filtered water, and water bottles to get by. And it could be a seriously long time until they get any clean water.

Anyone else super frustrated that this is happening in the U.S. in 2016?!

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Flint is also a majority nonwhite area, and most of the residents are poor (which is why going out and buying bottled water wasn't an option). The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality chose not to use any kind of corrosion control at the Flint water plant and in fact LIED to the federal government and said that they were. They threw out samples so that they wouldn't have to warn residents that the water was unsafe. This is more than incompetence and penny pinching, this constitutes violence against the members of the Flint community.
There's still an ongoing investigation though so I hesitated to put it in there @shannonl5 but yeah, I have a sneaking suspicion that all of that is VERY true. And I hate that it's going to take forever to fix... @1FallenAngel totally, why would you take a government job and not think of the best interest of the people? That just seems not right...
Makes me wonder how can they sleep at night knowing what they've done and the effects of it to those people!
This is crazy! My brain could not even process on what could they be thinking, and why?! Only comes to mind is greed!
@shannonl5 :( let's hope justice is served! Me too @Aripendragon makes me thankful what I have though.
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