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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