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Flint’s Deadly Water

The water crisis in Flint, Michigan — one of the poorest cities in the U.S. — began in April 2014, when the state took over city management and decided to switch the city's water supply from treated Detroit Water and Sewerage Department water to water from the Flint River, a notoriously polluted waterway.  The state's takeover of Flint's city management was due to the city being near bankruptcy. For this reason, the influence of city council officials over decisions relating to Flint's water sourcing was limited.  Read more....



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