Who’s Really At Fault For Flint Water Crisis? | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC


MSNBC

Published on Jan 28, 2016

Rachel Maddow and panel discuss the contributing factors that led to Flint, Michigan’s water crisis, and what state and federal authorities must do to help the city’s residents.
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Congressional Hearings – Committee on Oversight And Government Reform – concerning Flint, Michigan water poisoning

Learn more at http://Oversight.House.Gov

https://oversight.house.gov/hearing/examining-federal-administration-of-the-safe-drinking-water-act-in-flint-michigan/

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Published on Feb 3, 2016

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Flint Water Crisis: LeeAnne Walters #EPA TIMELINE


GMO Free News

Streamed live on Dec 14, 2015

Mother, Water Warrior LeeAnne Walters will go over the EPA TIMELINE of events regarding her experience with the Flint Water Crisis.

Interim Report on High Lead Levels in Flint Michigan
Timeline of Events
1. June 2011
a. The Walters’ home was renovated in 2011 and had no plumbing when purchased. Plastic water pipes and plumbing components were installed by the Walters throughout the home. The Walters family moved into the home at 212 Browning Avenue in June 2011.
b. A whole-home iron filter installed for aesthetic reasons. The iron filter cartridge was changed every 6 months during the time when Flint purchased finished water from Detroit. Subsequent to the switch to the Flint River source on April 30, 2014, the filter was required to be changed every 2-3 weeks and eventually required replacement every 6-14 days due to much higher iron levels.
c. Tap water treated by the refrigerator filter was consumed in the household from April 2014 through late November/early December 2014. The filters used were not NSF certified to remove lead.
2. October 2012
a. The Walters had their twin boys’ blood lead levels (BLLs) tested and the result for each child was 2 ug/dL.
3. April 30, 2014
a. The City of Flint switches from purchased Detroit water to treating raw water from the Flint River.
b. Michigan Department of Environment Quality requires City of Flint to conduct two six-month rounds of monitoring for lead and copper (July-December 2014 and January-June 2015).
4. August 2014
a. The City of Flint Violates the National Primary Drinking Water Regulations Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL) for E. Coli bacteria (Acute Coliform MCL violation)

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Flint Water Crisis Timeline (710+ entries)
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/…

Doctor Checked With City Before Allowing Lead Test For Children

A clip from the GMO Free News 1+hour interview session with mother LeeAnne Walters regarding the Flint Water Crisis and her children’s health.

“It is too late for my (4-year old) son, but I will not stand by and let this happen to another innocent child in Flint.” LeeAnne Walters, MDEQ Mistakes and Deception Created the Flint Water Crisis

Read/Watch:
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LeeAnne Walters Interview Nov. 2015
https://www.facebook.com/events/16792…

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Flint Water Crisis: Interview with LeeAnne Walters (Part 1)


GMO Free News

Streamed live on Nov 24, 2015

2:30 January Public Meeting “Mike Prysby, Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Engineer for Flint and Jerry Ambrose, Flint’s Emergency Manager, called me stupid.” http://www.michigan.gov/deq/0,4561,7-…
http://www.freep.com/story/news/local…

4:06 Do you have a science background? I have a degree as a medical assistant.

5:40 Last week you gave testimony at the EPA Drinking Water Advisory Council
https://www.facebook.com/events/16792…

11:45 13,200 ppb lead coming into home, hazardous waste is considered 5,000ppb

56:18 Petition To:
Michigan Governor
Representative Dan Kildee
Gina McCarthy Administor EPA
Children Poisoned by Loopholes in EPA’s Lead-in-water Testing, Are Your Children Next?
https://www.change.org/p/gina-mccarth…

‘We were paying to poison our kids’: Flint water and children

When Lee-Anne Walters learned in March that her son’s immune system was compromised after being exposed to lead in the city of Flint’s water supply, she did what any parent would likely do: break down and cry.

“Shocked, angry … I was hysterical,” Walters told the Guardian. Barely able to speak, the 37-year-old called her friend Melissa Mays.

“I just couldn’t believe that we were paying to poison our kids,” Walters said.

A spate of kids are experiencing elevated blood-lead levels in Flint, and some drinking water lead levels are so high they are defined as hazardous waste, according to several local studies.

Read More:
http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/20…

Lee-Anne Walters’ speech at the National Drinking Water Advisory Committee Meeting (NDWAC)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UsFk9…

Facebook Event Page (Updates, Discussion)
Interim Report on High Lead Levels in Flint Michigan
Timeline of Events
https://www.facebook.com/events/16792…

Video Blog Update: LeeAnne’s Weekly Update: EPA Conference Call Nov. 24
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oc40j…

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Flint Water Crisis Explained


Fun Over Easy

Published on Jan 20, 2016

Explaining the Flint water Crisis.

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Flint Water Crisis – Councilman Eric Mays tells “LeeAnn Walters” story


4thDownFilms

Published on Nov 4, 2015

Flint Councilman Eric Mays tells the story of LeeAnn Waters whose family was personally effected by the corrosive Flint River water that leached LEAD into the drinking supply!!!!

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This Changes Everything | Int’l Trailer


This Changes Everything

Published on Aug 27, 2015

http://thefilm.thischangeseverything….

Inspired by Naomi Klein’s international non-fiction bestseller. Filmed over 211 days in nine countries and five continents over four years, THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING is an epic attempt to re-imagine the vast challenge of climate change.

Directed by Avi Lewis, the film presents seven powerful portraits of communities on the front lines, from Montana’s Powder River Basin to the Alberta Tar Sands, from the coast of South India to Beijing and beyond.

Interwoven with these stories of struggle is Klein’s narration, connecting the carbon in the air with the economic system that put it there. Throughout the film, Klein builds to her most controversial and exciting idea: that we can seize the existential crisis of climate change to transform our failed economic system into something radically better.

What if confronting the climate crisis is the best chance we’ll ever get to build a better world?