Here’s How Hard It Will Be to Unpoison Flint’s Water

from Wired IT IS POSSIBLE to trace every drop of toxic water spewed from Flint, Michigan back to two terrible decisions. The second was switching the city’s supply from treated Lake Huron water to the corrosive broth in the Flint River. Left untreated, that water unleashed the disaster stored in the walls of the city’s first bad decision: its lead pipes. In the past few weeks, the nation’s attention has increasingly focused its attention on Flint’s public health disaster. At least 15 percent of the city’s homes have water with lead levels exceeding the safe limit established by the federal government. Several […]

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