Toxic Tap Water Disaster: Who Poisoned Flint Michigan –
A writer returns home to find a toxic disaster, giant government failure and countless children exposed to lead and reports:
Recently, Michigan was forced to declare a state of emergency in Flint. Some of the public servants involved have resigned. Now, the feds and the state are investigating what one water expert calls one of the greatest American drinking-water disasters he’s ever seen. In the coming months, we’ll know if those to blame were criminals or merely incompetent jackasses.
Rolling Stone – The human damage is incalculable. Think of a mother waking in the middle of the night to make formula for her baby girl and unwittingly using liquid death as a mixer. Lead poisoning stunts IQs in children, many of whom in Flint are already traumatized by poverty, arson and rampant gunfire outside their doors. And for what? I hate to get all MSNBC-y, but this man-made disaster can be traced to one fact: Republicans not giving a shit about poor kids as much as they give a shit about the green of the bottom line. Continue reading…
Obama Declares Emergency In Flint Michigan Over Water
Here’s how Flint’s water crisis happened
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