I had the privilege of participating in the discussion about the Flint water crisis. What's happening in Flint Michigan is a travesty and was completely avoidable. Running the state like a business lead to the poisoning of an estimated 9000 children. In 1989 The EPA, DuPage County and The Village of Downers Grove knew the community well water was contaminated. The Village of Downers Grove switched to Lake Michigan. I discovered the contamination in our water in 2001 after a private tests confirmed 3 times the legal limit of trichloroethylene (TCE). It took two and a half years to secure a safe water supply. The people of Flint will spend the rest of their lives worrying about the health and well being of their families. I know this from my own experience of living with a contaminated water supply.
Flint Water Crisis Indicative Of Larger Problem Facing Low-Income Communities