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Flint, Lead Poisoning

Over 1,000 Communities Across The U.S. Have 4x The Lead Poisoning Of Flint, Michigan

Reuters investigation finds Flint’s water contamination crisis is just the tip of a very contaminated iceberg. Nearly 3,000 areas nationwide facing lead poisoning rates “at least double those in Flint during the peak of that city’s contamination crisis.” In 1,100 of those communities, residents had lead levels in their blood that were four times higher than those found in Flint.

December 31, 2016
John Oliver Sesame Street

Endorse This: John Oliver And ‘Sesame Street’ Tackle America’s Lead Crisis

The crisis in Flint, Michigan — brought on by untreated water corroding the city’s ancient pipes — is just the tip of America’s lead iceberg.

April 18, 2016
The top of the Flint Water Plant tower is seen in Flint, Michigan in this February 7, 2016 file photo. REUTERS/Rebecca Cook/Files

Michigan To Flint: Remove Lawsuit Threat

Mayor Karen Weaver said the city has no intention of suing the state, but the filing, which accuses the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality of “grossly negligent oversight,” was necessary for technical reasons to guard the city’s rights

April 4, 2016

The Legacy We Could Create for Freddie Gray

The easy answer is just that he wasn’t motivated enough, just didn’t try hard enough. The fact is Freddie Gray was up against a deck so stacked that it likely would have crushed anyone.

May 7, 2015