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Poisoned Water

S44 Ep10: a good detailed look at the cause of the Flint water crisis and the scientists who eventually forced action.

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Source: PBS Nova
Published: May 2017
Tags: health, environment, water, EPA
Rating: 5/5

Flint was near bankruptcy so they tried to save money by treating water from the Flint river themselves instead of buying pre-treated water from Detroit. But they were not experienced in treating water, and river water is harder to treat than lake water. They failed to add an anti-corrosive agent in the water which caused the water to corrode the lead in the pipes. The really shocking thing is officials, even EPA officials, denied there was...[more]