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Episode 31 (Society): The Flint Water Crisis- in 10 Minutes

Episode 31 (Society): The Flint Water Crisis- in 10 Minutes

The Flint water crisis…I am sure that you have heard about it recently on the news…notably because President Obama declared a state of emergency, in Flint, last month (January, 2016). This Podcast provides a succinct history of how the water crisis transpired by highlighting the key events and key public figures, with the intent to clarify the various, and sometimes differing, news reports on the issue. Did you know that it only took six months, of using the ‘new’ water source from the Flint River, to rust car parts at the Flint General Motors (GM) manufacturing plant to a degree where GM refused to use the water…and that this was in October of 2014? Did you know that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) conducted water tests, in February of 2015, resulting in Flint’s water failing the EPA’s Safe Drinking Water Act? Listen to learn about this, and other key events, that clearly evidenced that Flint water was contaminated far before the government officials took action to addre