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Lead Poisoning Fears Finally Stir Action, But Does It Come Too Late for People of Flint?

Lead Poisoning Fears Finally Stir Action, But Does It Come Too Late for People of Flint?

Sarah Lazare, staff writer

Following growing public outcry, and a year of inaction, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder on Thursday finally addressed Flint's public health crisis by calling for its water service to be reconnected to the Detroit system.

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Language is a virus. Words matter.

It’s not a “tragedy”

It’s a crime.

And those responsible should “learn” from it by doing hard time.

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What would Michael Moore do?

Treated surface water is nothing more than effluent with the chunks screened out and it is a disservice to residents to pretend that it is the equivalent of “real” water.

I’ll second that.

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