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This is why we use the word “coverup” when talking about the Flint water crisis

In 1991, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a regulation to control the levels of lead and copper in American drinking water. This regulation, which is known as the Lead and Copper Rule (LCR), required that, by January 1, 1997, “public water systems serving more than 50,000 people… survey their own corrosion control systems and […]

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Demands for accountability grow as news of Flint water crisis goes national

Over the past several days, in the wake of the announcement that the U.S. Attorney’s Office had launched a formal investigation into the Flint water crisis, we’re finally starting to see the issue get the attention that it deserves nationally. It was not only a subject of discussion on Meet the Press this morning, where […]

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Youth homelessness, the Flint water crisis, and the oral history of rock… on this weekend’s edition of The Saturday Six Pack

This past summer, during the episode of the Saturday Six Pack where we had local teens talking with our Mayor, Chief of Police, Sheriff and Superintendent of Ypsi Community Schools about issues that mattered to them, we heard from a young woman by the name of Brittney Barros, who, during our discussion, mentioned her experience […]

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Flint’s Mayor declares state of emergency as lead poisoning cases increase in wake of water fiasco

In hopes of attracting federal public health resources to Flint, where an alarmingly large portion of the population is suffering from lead poisoning as a result of the government’s mismanagement of water resources, the city’s new Mayor, Karen Weaver, declared a state of emergency last night. This comes just months after Flint’s Hurley Medical Center […]

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