The Flint Water Crisis: Explained

The Flint Water Crisis is a crippling situation occurring in the city of Flint, Michigan. This city, which is comprised of predominately black citizens, has been devastated by the discovery of extremely high amounts of lead in their water supply. The contamination in the water has led to several health issues for Flint residents, who are fighting to demand assistance from the state's government. Click here to read the timeline of the events that led up to this terrible situation.

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