Tag: water crisis
Thousands of residents in Newark, New Jersey, remain unable to drink their tap water in an enduring public health nightmare. Lead contamination...
World Water Week kicked off this week in the shadow of a frightening reality that nearly one-fourth of the world's population is living...
"The people of Flint deserve answers. Hopefully this investigation will yield them. And there needs to be accountability for those involved in creating this crisis, including former Governor Snyder."
High levels of lead leached from the old pipes, poisoning a generation of Flint's children, and bacteria responsible for an outbreak of Legionnaires' Disease killed more than a dozen residents.
“The EPA was well aware that the Flint River was highly corrosive and posed a significant danger of lead leaching” into residents’ homes.
Despite over 10,000 factory farms and almost no Clean Water Act regulation, EPA denies petition to withdraw Iowa’s pollution program.
“That’s why a lot of people in Detroit are choosing water over medicine, water over rent, water over new shoes for their kids." “Because it’s such a huge percentage of people’s income right now.”
"Four years later, my son, for example, we still can't safely use our water, he can't take a bath without telling me it burns."
Nick Lyon will stand trial for involuntary manslaughter after a Legionnaires' disease outbreak reportedly killed 12 and sickened close to 90 people in 2014 and 2015.
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