American Citizens are being Poisoned in Flint, MI

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Re: American Citizens are being Poisoned in Flint, MI

Post by nafod » Fri Jan 27, 2017 12:12 am

FLINT, MI—Citing the significant health and safety risks that it poses to public infrastructure and the local ecosystem, the Environmental Protection Agency released a statement Thursday urging residents of Flint to discontinue dumping tap water down their drains. “We ask those in the city of Flint to immediately cease disposing of any water from their sinks or showers into their home’s drainpipes, as this liquid has been known to cause severe damage to sewer systems and the environment,” read the statement, which explained to citizens that local waste treatment facilities are not capable of purifying the corrosive liquid and that any tap water that went down their drains would eventually make its way into the region’s groundwater, where it would accumulate and cause lasting damage.
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Re: American Citizens are being Poisoned in Flint, MI

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Re: American Citizens are being Poisoned in Flint, MI

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Re: American Citizens are being Poisoned in Flint, MI

Post by Turdacious » Thu Jun 15, 2017 5:00 pm

ATL may be the new Flint.
Laura, who lives in the Atlanta suburb of Roswell, volunteered to have her water tested when the North Fulton County water system contacted her in 2015 […] Her lead result was high — 25 parts per billion. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s limit is 15 parts per billion. But Laura didn’t find out about the result until a reporter called—almost two years later—to ask her about it. The federal law gives water utilities 30 days after they get test results to inform homeowners […]
In Georgia, the state apparently has not taken any action against the North Fulton County water utility, though the system has received repeated written warnings — five since 2004 — for failing to tell consumers about their water quality quickly enough. State officials did not respond to our inquiry about the situation.
http://www.georgiahealthnews.com/2017/0 ... ting-lead/
http://www.georgiahealthnews.com/2017/0 ... ice-lines/
http://www.georgiahealthnews.com/2017/0 ... asnt-told/
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Re: American Citizens are being Poisoned in Flint, MI

Post by dead man walking » Thu Jun 15, 2017 7:33 pm

on the "hot enough for ya' thread, man in black posted a link to an excellent, if long, article about lead poisoning.

http://mentalfloss.com/article/94569/cl ... -saved-it?

i hadn't realized the extent of the harm to kids who suffer lead poisoning. whoever is responsible for poisoning the urban poor, wherever that may be, is a criminal. officials in flint are being charged.
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Re: American Citizens are being Poisoned in Flint, MI

Post by Shafpocalypse Now » Fri Jun 16, 2017 3:29 pm

I was just in Michigan for one day, and a few more criminal charges were brought to high ranking players in this mess.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/14/us/f ... ghter.html

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Re: American Citizens are being Poisoned in Flint, MI

Post by Turdacious » Fri Jun 16, 2017 3:39 pm

dead man walking wrote:
Thu Jun 15, 2017 7:33 pm
on the "hot enough for ya' thread, man in black posted a link to an excellent, if long, article about lead poisoning.

http://mentalfloss.com/article/94569/cl ... -saved-it?

i hadn't realized the extent of the harm to kids who suffer lead poisoning. whoever is responsible for poisoning the urban poor, wherever that may be, is a criminal. officials in flint are being charged.
That was a great article, thanks to you both.
Here's another one.
https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/ar ... on/527229/
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Re: American Citizens are being Poisoned in Flint, MI

Post by Shapecharge » Fri Jun 16, 2017 3:46 pm

This is just some of the most tragic shit you could ever imagine. It bums me out to read it. I can't fathom how regular working folks that live there just get though the fucking day. I know most folks there probably don't have any choice but to live there and my heart goes out to them. That would take some strong personal resolve to stay the course there.

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