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DOCUMENTARY: “The legacy of the Flint water crisis” (60 Minutes)


About the Video

Six years ago, lead seeped into the tap water in Flint, Michigan, while state and local officials said everything was fine. Now, the same doctor who proved something was wrong is taking the first comprehensive look at the thousands of kids exposed to lead in Flint. Sharyn Alfonsi reports.

About 60 Minutes

60 Minutes, the most successful American television broadcast in history, began its 52nd season in September. Offering hard-hitting investigative reports, interviews, feature segments and profiles of people in the news, the broadcast began in 1968 is still a hit in 2020. 60 Minutes makes Nielsen’s weekly Top 10 nearly every week and was the #1 weekly television broadcast three times last season.

Further Reading

Rick Snyder, the former governor of Michigan, has been told he is being charged in the Flint Water Crisis, according to the Associated Press.

The AP reports that Snyder, his health director and other ex-officials have been told they’re being charged after a new investigation of the Flint water scandal

The city’s water system was contaminated with lead in 2014-15 and didn’t treat it to reduce corrosion. It was also blamed for a deadly outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease. State regulators were accused of ignoring residents’ complaints and evidence of lead.

Source: Fox News, Detroit, 12 Jan 2021 [View]

By Greg Johnson

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