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Jarod Depp CE 370 fall 2019 Dr. Warner WTF Is Happening in the Flint Water Crisis, Explained (What you need to know about the tragic story of austerity and indifference that will haunt Flint for decades to come) By TIM DICKINSON In 2013 flint Michigan moved from Detroit’s water system, to flint river under the advisory of an emergency manager trying to cut costs for the broke city without testing the water for safety. The water was very corrosive and had multiple issues with E.coli, the chloride in the water corroded the pipes in Flint’s aging plumbing contaminating the water with lead causing many of Flint’s residents to become sick. After reconnecting to Detroit’s water was deemed too expensive, it was reconnected at the cost of 12 million dollars and a state of emergency was declared with bottled water and filters being mass distributed. Breaking down the problem in flint In early 2011 Flint Michigan was broke and looking to save money so then in
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