Friday, February 5, 2016

Flint water crisis


      About an hour away from home lays the city of Flint, MI. After switching from Detroit's water supply to the Flint river, aging pipes began to leach lead. Corrupting the water supply.


      The dark blue dot is where I reside. Flint, the lighter shade.

       The issue has gone into federal hands. Hilary Clinton plans to take a visit for an additional helping hand. No matter my political views I feel she's showing a big heart, and motivation to help our country. That's women for you


      Between 6,000 - 12,000 children were found with high levels of lead in their blood. Public health hazard could result in an intense outbreak of an atypical pneumonia. Pregnant women and children are still required to drink bottled water. Though the city claims only one home is currently affected after action was taken. 


      This has been going on since April of 2014! It wasn't until recently the state took action. My initial thought was a possible terrorist attack. For all we know it very well could be, as the risk of public panic would rise if told "the truth". This hasn't been stated by any officials but simply my conspiracy theory.

      My thoughts go out to those affected, worrying, and dealing with financial issues from the outbreak. The outbreak that should have been handled two-years ago

20 comments:

  1. This is the sort of thing you expect to see in the non-industrialized world. If this had happened in the back woods of Argentina or Syria, we'd say, "Sad. I'm glad I live here!"

    State or feds, it doesn't matter who, but action needs to be taken!

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    1. Damn, America is pessimistic!
      I'd love to wake up and go to bed happily with the in-between too...

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  2. It is horrible what is going on. Those poor people.

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    1. It's horrible! We should have fresh water, everybody should. We're a first world country!

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  3. If the people affected are poor, no one with the power to fix something like this is going to go rushing in to make things right. It's only when the media gets wind of it that action is taken.

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    1. True...I don't believe they're necessarily poor. Most middle class and lower class.

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  4. This really is awful. My hometown in North Jersey is apparently having some water issues too but it's not anywhere to the degree of what's going on there. It's so sad and frustrating. Hopefully something is done soon to remedy the situation.

    -M
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    1. TERRORIST ATTACK!
      I'm calling it early.
      Be sure to take precaution, as it can get as bad as this!

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  5. I hear it's because they refused to get proper pipes, and used extremely old ones instead. Old pipes were often made with lead, the word plumbing is derived from the Latin word for lead, plumbum. Lead was in everything for a long time, not because it was safe, but because it was cheap.

    When politicians want to "save taxpayer" money, sometimes it kills people.

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    1. Probably considering we're a broke as shit city, you may very well be right. Why hide or ignore investigating until later? Our states problem...but it sucks.

      I don't touch politics. Only made a womanizer joke if anything (I think it worked as humor).

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  6. Pathetic how they give aid to other countries but don't even help their own one bit, just take and take. The cheaper they can make stuff they do, with lead and mercury and crap like that. Kills people, oh well, they saved some dough. Pffffft.

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    1. Allegedly Winston Churchill once said "If you're not liberal under 35, you have no heart. If you're not a consertive by 35, you have no brains".
      Completely agree with you.

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  7. It was Flint's pipes that corroded, not Detroit's, which happened after Flint stopped using Detroit's water and started using water from the Flint river. To save money, they didn't add all the proper additives, which caused the already dirty water to corrode the pipes.

    Also this is all happened under republican/conservative leadership. Flint is a very poor city.

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    1. I was confused about the source. News said this, articles said that. Thanks for correcting me, so I can edit this!

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  8. It just astounds me that this has happened. With each heartbreaking catastrophe that could have been prevented, I keep thinking we've learned our lesson, but we never do. So much stems back to $s being more important that people.

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  9. This is really sad but trust me, Things here are worse than there. Brazil is in a chaos but there is hope, always! :)
    http://priscillaeliodoro.blogspot.com

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