Flint Water

Flint Water

Top of Mind with Julie Rose

Flint Water, How to Stop Bullying, Sundance Film Festival

Episode: Flint Water, How to Stop Bullying, Sundance Film Festival

  • Jan 28, 2016
  • 17:14 mins

Guest: Mona Hanna-Attisha, MD, Pediatrician at Hurley Children’s Hospital in Flint and Michigan State University Medical School  The governor of Flint, Michigan, has declared of state of emergency because of the water crisis and the EPA has stepped in to manage the city’s water because it contains dangerously high levels of lead. The lead is coming from the old pipes that make up Flint’s water system. For nearly two years it was leaching into the bodies of Flint residents because the water wasn’t being treated correctly to prevent pipe corrosion.  While this city of about 100,000 people located an hour north of Detroit was being poisoned by its drinking water, state and local officials denied there was even a problem. Emails released by the governor’s office show months of downplaying the dangers and discounting the data put forward by people like Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha.