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Old 01-28-2017, 08:02 AM
Status: "Elect a clown? Expect a circus!" (set 4 days ago)
Location: By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea
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Originally Posted by AksarbeN View Post
Now that the EPA is being dismantled there will be more cities like Flint with “other” problems and issues that will go undetected or corrected. I think shooting yourself in the foot is the wrong thing to have done.
Many don't give a rat's patootie about where they shoot whomever as long as they're making $$$.
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Old 01-28-2017, 08:12 AM
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So obama gets a pass?

Water pipes are an infrastructure project. I used to live in flint just before this came to light. This has been a problem there for a lot longer than thought. Plus this is happening in a lot of the older cities in this country. There is plenty of blame to go around but the biggest issue is not the water from its source. It's the lead pipes in these old water lines to the homes. We spent all those years tell kids not to eat paint chips but didn't look at the old homes water lines. Instead they just added a chemical to the water to keep the lead from bleeding into the water at unacceptable levels.

I hope you are all following me.

Now for the truth about flint now that the basis is set.

About 10-12 years ago flint had been getting its water from Detroit city water. Detroit has a issue with their water and no one was allowed to drink it. Well considering flint area was already upset at how much Detroit was charging for the water genesee country commissioner decided to look into the cost of running a line for its own water. Flint decided to go in on the project. This was a cost saving measure that is still being done right now.

Well Detroit found out about it and decidedly to raise rates again. Genesee country decided to pay those rates till the line was done. Flint thru it's city manager appointed by the state decided instead to use treated flint river water. Well they never added the chemical to keep the water from bleeding lead from the pipes. The city, state and EPA (Feds) all knew about this and did nothing.

So long story short it's all levels of government fault and at this point all those lines must be replaced in all those homes. Sounds like a great use for an infrastructure bill. I bet it's in trumps proposed bill. The question is why was it not in obamas? This has been a know problem for years! Obama has gotten a pass on this.
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