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‘Crisis mode’: Flint kids’ reading level falls 75% since lead contamination

By ethan / February 7, 2018

Reading skills in Flint, Michigan are plummeting as the city continues to feel the effects of lead poisoning four years after the water crisis began. Reading proficiency among third graders in Flint has dropped from 41.8 percent in 2013 to 10.7 percent in 2017. Flint switched its water supply in April 2014, which sparked the […]


Flint public works employee takes plea in lead poisoning probe

By ethan / November 28, 2017

Published time: 28 Nov, 2017 22:42 A Flint, Michigan, public works employee has pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor charge in the ongoing investigation into the city’s lead-tainted water. That is the third of 15 water crisis defendants to agree to cooperate with prosecutors. Daugherty Johnson appeared in a Flint courtroom on Tuesday, where he […]


Child lead poisoning rates higher in Detroit & NYC than Flint

By ethan / November 15, 2017

New data shows kids in Detroit and New York City have higher levels of lead in their blood than their counterparts in Flint, Michigan. Flint has seen major improvements in lead levels since their water crisis, but the issue in the US has not gone away. Data released on Tuesday by the Michigan Department of […]

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