Well I didn't see a thread about this so I'm starting one
This is the kind of shit that you'd think only happens in 3rd world countries (or Kentucky).
I knew michigan was getting bad but I never thought they'd sink so low
Reports on this issue make it seem like state and local officials tried a "It's not so bad, you guys" method of damage control when the lead problem started going public, in order to save face for their shittastic failure of an attempt at cost-cutting. It was almost like Slavsquat levels of ignoring problems while leaving their citizens to fend for themselves.
MDEQ certainly fucked up on oversight, but the contamination had to have been instigated by dumping at some point, and I haven't seen any suggestion as to who might be accountable for that.
dumping? dumping what? everyone knew that to use the flint river water source that they needed to add phosphates to the water to keep lead from leaking into the drinking water supply
you grand rapids fuckers, I ask you, what if your water had lead in it? the water that your school children drink? what then? no longer affects you? think again
This is what we mean by economic divide.
Thinking Michigan is just fine because these things aren't happening in your neighborhood is like looking out the window at a forest fire coming right at you and turning up the air conditioning. You will be affected by Lansing's extreme conservatism, it's only a matter of time. Michigan is burning.
Michigan is my home state so this of interest to me.
Obviously the solution is to move away from Flint and southeastern Michigan in general. There are so many beautiful parts of the state to choose from that not only have a good water supply, but have a much higher quality of life in general. If the city is what you're after, Lansing, Ann Arbor, Grand Rapids to name a few.