Flint Water Crisis

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The Flint water crisis is a drinking water contamination issue in Flint, Michigan, United States that started in April 2014. After Flint changed its water source from treated Detroit Water and Sewerage Department water (which was sourced from Lake Huron as well as the Detroit River) to the Flint River (to which officials had failed to apply corrosion inhibitors), its drinking water had a series of problems that culminated with lead contamination, creating a serious public health danger.

Two years after the Michigan state government botched a plan to switch the drinking water of the town of Flint and ended up poisoning residents with lead, the town is still dealing with the crisis with many residents still not using filters properly, a Rachel Maddow special investigation has found.

 

 

 

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