Years after the Flint crisis, toxic water still threatens the poorest Americans

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Years after the Flint crisis, toxic water still threatens the poorest Americans

The ongoing Flint water crisis only scratches the surface. Potentially toxic water pipes still serve tens of millions of poor Americans of color.  Of all the disastrous decisions made over the course of the Flint water crisis, none were more tragic than the failure to listen to the struggling city’s nearly 100,000 predominantly Black and low-income residents.  From the very beginning, they complained about the problem running out of their faucets. Some showed up at City Hall carrying jugs of the brown-colored, foul-smelling water. One resident would later tell the…

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