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Community: Lending A Hand to Flint

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Community: Lending A Hand to Flint

  Words by Sierra HolmesThe crisis over lead-contaminated water in Flint, Michigan has reached a worldwide audience and prompted millions of dollars in donations, evacuations and even a state of emergency in December.More than two months later, Flint residents are still being warned to not drink or bathe in the lead poisoned water because of the health dangers that it can cause. According to a class-action lawsuit, the state Department of Environmental Quality wasn’t treating the Flint River water with an anti-corrosive agent, in violation of federal law. Therefore, the water was eroding water mains, turning water brown.According to the...

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