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Source: World Socialist Web Site / written by Eric London
The roots of the crisis in Flint and Detroit
22 January 2016
The disclosure that thousands of working class families and their children were exposed to lead poisoning in the city of Flint, Michigan has led to a wave of outrage throughout the world.
The basic events are now clear, though details continue to emerge. In April 2014, city officials made the decision to save $5 million by switching the city’s drinking water source to the polluted Flint River after the Detroit water department demanded higher rates. High acid levels in the river water corroded the city’s lead pipes, wearing away the protective mineral coating and introducing lead into the water used by tens of thousands for drinking, cleaning and bathing.
Already, 10 people have died in a Legionnaires’ disease outbreak likely caused by lead-tainted water. Children are particularly…
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