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DON'T DRINK THE WATER -- FLINT, MICHIGAN & BEYOND
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Small but important step - Today Flint announced that it had replaced lead tainted pipes in 192 homes.






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10-10-2016 05:57 PM
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(10-10-2016 05:57 PM)Duchess Wrote:  

Small but important step - Today Flint announced that it had replaced lead tainted pipes in 192 homes.

That's cool, it's a start, anyway.





10-10-2016 06:11 PM
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People in Flint are still suffering. I don't want others to forget about this bullshit.






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10-09-2017 07:49 PM
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That place is a mess, I do not understand why anyone lives there or drinks the water at all.
I would have built a filter Long ago if I lived within a hundred miles





10-10-2017 08:33 AM
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Most the residents of Flint don’t have anywhere to go. Those are their homes and it’s a very economically impoverished city.

This never should have happened to them. It’s extremely negligent that officials didn’t ensure that water from the new source was treated with proper anti-corrosion agents. They knew the pipes were old and contained high levels of lead. They’d been warned early on. The massive cover up and lies after-the-fact just make it worse.

Some of those officials are being charged with neglect. I read yesterday that a medical professional among them may be charged with manslaughter. She ignored and then denied warnings of an outbreak of Legionnaires disease after the water was contaminated.





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Bunch of assholes





10-10-2017 01:23 PM
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The water crisis is truly one of the biggest threats to national security here in the U.S. and elsewhere, in my opinion.

People need to start looking ahead, listening to experts, conserving, and investing in solutions (desalination, leak-free reservoirs, etc...).

There's a good article running in National Geographic on the subject. Some excerpts below.





02-25-2018 08:59 PM
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Snip:

By late spring, four million people in the city of Cape Town—one of Africa's most affluent metropolises—may have to stand in line surrounded by armed guards to collect rations of the region's most precious commodity: drinking water.

Population growth and a record drought, perhaps exacerbated by climate change, is sparking one of the world's most dramatic urban water crises, as South African leaders warn that residents are increasingly likely to face "Day Zero."

That's the day, now projected for mid-April, when the city says it will be forced to shut off taps to homes and businesses because reservoirs have gotten perilously low—a possibility officials now consider almost inevitable.

"I'm afraid we're at the 11th hour," says South African resource-management expert Anthony Turton. "There is no more time for solutions. We need an act of God. We need divine intervention." The situation seems to be worsening by the day.

The city is prepping 200 emergency water stations outside groceries and other gathering spots. Each would have to serve almost 20,000 residents. Cape Town officials are making plans to store emergency water at military installations, and say using taps to fill pools, water gardens, or wash cars is now illegal.

Just this week, authorities stepped up water-theft patrols at natural springs where fights broke out, according to local press reports. They're being asked to crack down on "unscrupulous traders" who have driven up the price of bottled water.


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Much like southern California, South Africa is arid, but Cape Town's most recognizable land mass, Table Mountain, traps onshore breezes coming off warm ocean waters, creating local rains that power rivers and fill underground aquifers. It is an oasis surrounded by desert with a Mediterranean climate.

While conservation in South Africa has been encouraged over the last 2 decades with some success in reduced wastefulness/consumption, officials also made an increasingly common mistake: They assumed future rainfall patterns would resemble the past, or at least not change too quickly.

"It's like driving a motor car and looking in the rear-view mirror," Winter says. "They solved the old problems, but they didn't recognize the risks ahead. Now here comes the juggernaut."

Already, droughts in recent years have helped spark famine and unrest in rural nations around the Arabian Sea, from Iran to Somalia. But water crises are also threatening massive cities around the world.

Already, many of the 21 million residents of Mexico City only have running water part of the day, while one in five get just a few hours from their taps a week.

Several major cities in India don't have enough.

Water managers in Melbourne, Australia, reported last summer that they could run out of water in little more than a decade.

Jakarta, Indonesia is running so dry that the city is sinking faster than seas are rising, as residents suck up groundwater from below the surface.


Full piece: https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2018...er-cities/





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