The Flint Water Crisis: All You Need to Know and More


Seventy miles from the Great Lakes lives a small industrial town by the name of Flint, Michigan. Two years ago, the city switched the water source from Lake Huron to the Flint River. Because of the rivers notorious filth, the citizens took the proposal as a joke. They thought their town would never jeopardize their health and safety, but as it turns out, they were wrong. The switch was only expected to happen in order to help fix some financial problems in the district, but the problems became much bigger than anticipated. “In retrospect, I regret all of it,” the Mayor Walling said, but can regret really accommodate for the situation he has put himself in?

The history of the town doesn’t exactly help with the case either. Flint is a blue collar town that relies heavily on the auto industry. When the population decreased in the 1980’s, due to…

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