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Poisoned Water

Llewellyn Smith

This NOVA installment looks at the tragedy, corruption, and science behind Flint, Michigan's poisoned water. Local officials changed the town's water source to save money and overlooked a crucial treatment process causing lead to be leached into the water supply ultimately poisoning thousands of children. Local citizens and scientists exposed the truth and fought to hold officials responsible. There are similar water systems throughout the US so how can we prevent this catastrophe from being repeated?