Skip to comments.The Flint Water Dept. Failed Its Chemistry Test
Posted on 01/09/2022 7:53:00 PM PST by Pining_4_TX
The Flint, MI lead water crisis caught the attention of Americans to a degree that is rarely seen these days on local issues. The media picked up on it because it had everything that makes for a compelling story: vulnerable children, racial injustice, corrupt bureaucrats and city officials, lawsuits, and outraged citizens. But few people know that a failure to understand basic chemistry is at the heart of the water crisis that unfolded in Flint.
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The city council aporoved minerals being removed from the water that prevented lead from leaching out of the pipes. They did so to save money. That’s what caused the problem in the first case.
Some inside baseball:
The Flint City Council had signed on with a new water project (at the promise of cheaper water) to replace Detroit as Flint’s water supplier.
Detroit then terminated the supply agreement with Flint.
Flint then re-activated their old treatment plant and didn’t remember (or ignored the fact) that their source (the Flint River) had a tendency to cause high Lead levels (requiring expensive treatment), which had resulted in the supply agreement with Detroit).
But I remember listening to Democratic Presidential candidate debates about how it was all the Republicans fault that minority children were being poisoned.
You mean that the local “professionals” were just not competent? Oh, my. I guess it wasn’t the fault of the Republicans.
There might be an elected Republican dogcatcher somewhere they can blame.
Did Flint leaded water kill as many Michigan citizens as the wHitmer covid-gretch?
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