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DISASTERS: WATER POLLUTION : MEDICAL: CONDITIONS:

LEAD POISONING :

WATER SUPPLY :

DISEASES :

UNITED STATES: CITIES: FLINT, MICHIGAN :

UNITED STATES: POLITICS: POLITICAL PARTIES: REPUBLICAN PARTY, TEA PARTY :

INDUSTRIES: PETROLEUM :

LIBERTARIANISM :

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Flint Water Crisis: Unanswered Questions Remain
as One-Year Mark Approaches

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Flint Water Crisis: Unanswered Questions Remain
as One-Year Mark Approaches

By Molly Young

September 09, 2016 at 7:00 AM,

updated September 09, 2016 at 10:11 AM

M Live (Michigan)

http://www.mlive.com/news/flint/index.ssf/
2016/09/a_look_at_the_flint_water_cris.html

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A shorter URL for the above link:

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http://tinyurl.com/jteqv8c

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FLINT, MI — It was nearly a year ago when a young doctor stood in front of a podium and told people what their government had not.

.

The water in Flint was poison.

.

Unusually high levels of lead had been found in the blood of Flint children following a switch to the Flint River, leaving doctors to wonder just how many had been exposed to potentially irreversible health effects from lead poisoning.

.

The words sparked a firestorm of controversy that would eventually reverberate around the world as disbelief spread that something as basic as water was no longer safe in an American city.

.

Water bottles came into the city by the truckload while millions of dollars in donations arrived as part of efforts to help the city recover.

.

But 11 months later, the city is still mired in crisis.

.

Just a handful of the thousands of affected pipes have been replaced.

.

Officials are still bickering over money to fix the problem.

.

And there is still no clear date on when the water will be safe to drink — filter or no filter.

.

Nothing has really changed for Queen Burton, a 24-year-old mother of three, who says the crisis has left her family with lingering health issues and a growing distrust of the government.

.

“I feel like nothing’s been done,” said Burton.

.

Clarence Bingham, 75, agrees.

.

“A whole lot of talking is about the size of it. A few pipes put in  just enough to make people feel like they’re doing something,” Bingham said. “And with the bottled water, I think they’re fixing to cut that out, too, because they’re saying the water’s safe to drink now, but I wouldn’t drink it.”

.

snip

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The Water

.

Then: A steady drumbeat of complaints about Flint water exploded Sept. 24, 2015, when Hurley Medical Center Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha revealed findings of elevated lead levels in the blood of Flint children.

.

snip

.

The Water

.

Then: A steady drumbeat of complaints about Flint water exploded Sept. 24, 2015, when Hurley Medical Center Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha revealed findings of elevated lead levels in the blood of Flint children.

.

“I felt great at the press conference, during it and shortly thereafter. We were finally putting science behind peoples concerns and alerting the vulnerable population  elderly, pregnant mothers, young children — that there was a problem with water. I felt great,” said Hanna-Attisha. “But that lasted a short period, because I was attacked, like people of Flint were attacked for a year and a half.”

.

The state pushed back on the Hanna-Attisha’s findings but eventually relented and acknowledged the problem.

.

Now: The state cites experts saying that water is safe for anyone to drink through a filter, and officials are urging residents to use the water as much as possible to keep the water flowing through the system.

.

snip

.

The Pipes

.

Then: Thousands of lead pipes lay beneath the surface of the city, but because of poor record keeping, it was unknown exactly how many and where they were.

.

snip

.

Now: As the one-year anniversary of the Flint water crisis exposure occurred, 33 lead pipes were replaced.

.

“It’s like nothing’s been done,” said 23-year-old Deandre Sanders.

.

Sanders lives in Burton, but spends his days off from work delivering cases of bottled water to his family members in Flint. Sometimes, his family visits him to take showers, he said.

.

snip

.

Health questions

.

Then: Almost immediately after the switch to the Flint River water, residents complained of complained not just of discolored, smelly water, but also of hair loss, rashes and general illness thought to be caused by the water.

.

Concerns were largely dismissed until Hanna-Attisha studied blood lead levels in children.

.

Then, it was discovered that Genesee County had what Hanna-Attisha says was the nation’s largest outbreak of Legionnella in the nation.

.

A dozen people died from Legionnaires’ Disease during the spike in cases in 2014 and 2015, where 91 people were diagnosed, according to MDHHS.

.

While there was no evidence proving the cause was the Flint water system, it was determined that more than half of the people contracted Legionnaires’ at a hospital served by Flint water.

.

snip

.

Now: Some health-related impacts of the water crisis were immediate — hair loss, rashes, Legionnaires Disease, elevated lead levels in the blood — but it may just be the tip of the iceberg. There are several possible consequences to lead exposure, but the bulk of them remain to be seen, or may never be tied to the city’s water crisis, says Hanna-Attisha.

.

snip

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The Money

.

Between January and August,The Federal Emergency Management Agency funded the distribution of more than 20 million liters of water, an estimated 243,000 water filter replacement cartridges, and 50,000 water and pitcher filters, with a 25 percent match from the state, which was covered by donations.

.

The state has also committed $27.5 million in taxpayer money for lead service line replacements.

.

On June 29, Snyder signed the new state budget that brought the Flint Aid Fund to a total of $234 million for healthcare, educational services, food distribution, economic projects, job creation and more.

.

snip

.

Blame game

.

In total, nine people face criminal charges as a result of Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette’s Flint water probe investigation, including:

Liane Shekter-Smith, former chief of Drinking Water and Municipal Assistance of Michigan Department of Environmental Quality.

Adam Rosenthal, MDEQ employee who worked in Shekter-Smith’s section.

Patrick Cook, MDEQ official responsible for compliance with lead and copper monitoring.

Nancy Peeler, director of MDHHS program for Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting.

Robert Scott, data manager for Health Homes and Lead Prevention Program.
Corinne Miller, then-director of the Bureau of Epidemiology and state epidemiologist.

Michael Glasgow, utilities director for the city of Flint.

Stephen Bush, district supervisor for the DEQ.

Michael Prysby, district engineer for the DEQ.

Some residents, like Davis, believe more people should be held accountable.

.

snip

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The Future

.

The state says the water is safe for everyone with the filter, and that lead levels across the board have fallen as the system recovers.

.

But, there’s no telling when Flint residents can consume water straight from the tap.

.

“Many people seem to want the state to pick a date and say that’s when the water will be better so they can move forward. Unfortunately, it’s not that simple,” Adler said. “Test results show that the water in Flint is starting to return to an acceptable level, but Gov. Snyder is not picking a date and has said he is going to rely on science to help determine the water quality and the recommendations we make to the people of Flint.”

.

As a result of the water crisis, Flint residents have new or expanded access to what Hanna-Attisha calls “wraparound” services supporting mental health, nutrition, development and education.

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The complete article may be read at the URL above.

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Sincerely,
David Dillard
Temple University
(215) 204 – 4584
jwne@temple.edu
http://workface.com/e/daviddillard

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DISASTERS: WATER POLLUTION : MEDICAL: CONDITIONS:

LEAD POISONING :

WATER SUPPLY :

DISEASES :

UNITED STATES: CITIES: FLINT, MICHIGAN :

UNITED STATES: POLITICS: POLITICAL PARTIES: REPUBLICAN PARTY, TEA PARTY :

INDUSTRIES: PETROLEUM :

LIBERTARIANISM :

AUSTERITY :

ORGANIZATIONS: NAMED ORGANIZATIONS: AMERICAN LEGISLATIVE EXCHANGE COUNCIL (ALEC) :

EMERGENCY MANAGERS (ALEC DESIGNED MANAGEMENT BY UNELECTED OFFICIALS):

Flint Water Crisis: Unanswered Questions Remain
as One-Year Mark Approaches

.

.

Flint Water Crisis: Unanswered Questions Remain
as One-Year Mark Approaches

By Molly Young

September 09, 2016 at 7:00 AM,

updated September 09, 2016 at 10:11 AM

M Live (Michigan)

http://www.mlive.com/news/flint/index.ssf/
2016/09/a_look_at_the_flint_water_cris.html

.

A shorter URL for the above link:

.

http://tinyurl.com/jteqv8c

.

.

FLINT, MI — It was nearly a year ago when a young doctor stood in front of a podium and told people what their government had not.

.

The water in Flint was poison.

.

Unusually high levels of lead had been found in the blood of Flint children following a switch to the Flint River, leaving doctors to wonder just how many had been exposed to potentially irreversible health effects from lead poisoning.

.

The words sparked a firestorm of controversy that would eventually reverberate around the world as disbelief spread that something as basic as water was no longer safe in an American city.

.

Water bottles came into the city by the truckload while millions of dollars in donations arrived as part of efforts to help the city recover.

.

But 11 months later, the city is still mired in crisis.

.

Just a handful of the thousands of affected pipes have been replaced.

.

Officials are still bickering over money to fix the problem.

.

And there is still no clear date on when the water will be safe to drink — filter or no filter.

.

Nothing has really changed for Queen Burton, a 24-year-old mother of three, who says the crisis has left her family with lingering health issues and a growing distrust of the government.

.

“I feel like nothing’s been done,” said Burton.

.

Clarence Bingham, 75, agrees.

.

“A whole lot of talking is about the size of it. A few pipes put in  just enough to make people feel like they’re doing something,” Bingham said. “And with the bottled water, I think they’re fixing to cut that out, too, because they’re saying the water’s safe to drink now, but I wouldn’t drink it.”

.

snip

.

The Water

.

Then: A steady drumbeat of complaints about Flint water exploded Sept. 24, 2015, when Hurley Medical Center Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha revealed findings of elevated lead levels in the blood of Flint children.

.

snip

.

The Water

.

Then: A steady drumbeat of complaints about Flint water exploded Sept. 24, 2015, when Hurley Medical Center Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha revealed findings of elevated lead levels in the blood of Flint children.

.

“I felt great at the press conference, during it and shortly thereafter. We were finally putting science behind peoples concerns and alerting the vulnerable population  elderly, pregnant mothers, young children — that there was a problem with water. I felt great,” said Hanna-Attisha. “But that lasted a short period, because I was attacked, like people of Flint were attacked for a year and a half.”

.

The state pushed back on the Hanna-Attisha’s findings but eventually relented and acknowledged the problem.

.

Now: The state cites experts saying that water is safe for anyone to drink through a filter, and officials are urging residents to use the water as much as possible to keep the water flowing through the system.

.

snip

.

The Pipes

.

Then: Thousands of lead pipes lay beneath the surface of the city, but because of poor record keeping, it was unknown exactly how many and where they were.

.

snip

.

Now: As the one-year anniversary of the Flint water crisis exposure occurred, 33 lead pipes were replaced.

.

“It’s like nothing’s been done,” said 23-year-old Deandre Sanders.

.

Sanders lives in Burton, but spends his days off from work delivering cases of bottled water to his family members in Flint. Sometimes, his family visits him to take showers, he said.

.

snip

.

Health questions

.

Then: Almost immediately after the switch to the Flint River water, residents complained of complained not just of discolored, smelly water, but also of hair loss, rashes and general illness thought to be caused by the water.

.

Concerns were largely dismissed until Hanna-Attisha studied blood lead levels in children.

.

Then, it was discovered that Genesee County had what Hanna-Attisha says was the nation’s largest outbreak of Legionnella in the nation.

.

A dozen people died from Legionnaires’ Disease during the spike in cases in 2014 and 2015, where 91 people were diagnosed, according to MDHHS.

.

While there was no evidence proving the cause was the Flint water system, it was determined that more than half of the people contracted Legionnaires’ at a hospital served by Flint water.

.

snip

.

Now: Some health-related impacts of the water crisis were immediate — hair loss, rashes, Legionnaires Disease, elevated lead levels in the blood — but it may just be the tip of the iceberg. There are several possible consequences to lead exposure, but the bulk of them remain to be seen, or may never be tied to the city’s water crisis, says Hanna-Attisha.

.

snip

.

The Money

.

Between January and August,The Federal Emergency Management Agency funded the distribution of more than 20 million liters of water, an estimated 243,000 water filter replacement cartridges, and 50,000 water and pitcher filters, with a 25 percent match from the state, which was covered by donations.

.

The state has also committed $27.5 million in taxpayer money for lead service line replacements.

.

On June 29, Snyder signed the new state budget that brought the Flint Aid Fund to a total of $234 million for healthcare, educational services, food distribution, economic projects, job creation and more.

.

snip

.

Blame game

.

In total, nine people face criminal charges as a result of Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette’s Flint water probe investigation, including:

Liane Shekter-Smith, former chief of Drinking Water and Municipal Assistance of Michigan Department of Environmental Quality.

Adam Rosenthal, MDEQ employee who worked in Shekter-Smith’s section.

Patrick Cook, MDEQ official responsible for compliance with lead and copper monitoring.

Nancy Peeler, director of MDHHS program for Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting.

Robert Scott, data manager for Health Homes and Lead Prevention Program.
Corinne Miller, then-director of the Bureau of Epidemiology and state epidemiologist.

Michael Glasgow, utilities director for the city of Flint.

Stephen Bush, district supervisor for the DEQ.

Michael Prysby, district engineer for the DEQ.

Some residents, like Davis, believe more people should be held accountable.

.

snip

.

The Future

.

The state says the water is safe for everyone with the filter, and that lead levels across the board have fallen as the system recovers.

.

But, there’s no telling when Flint residents can consume water straight from the tap.

.

“Many people seem to want the state to pick a date and say that’s when the water will be better so they can move forward. Unfortunately, it’s not that simple,” Adler said. “Test results show that the water in Flint is starting to return to an acceptable level, but Gov. Snyder is not picking a date and has said he is going to rely on science to help determine the water quality and the recommendations we make to the people of Flint.”

.

As a result of the water crisis, Flint residents have new or expanded access to what Hanna-Attisha calls “wraparound” services supporting mental health, nutrition, development and education.

.

.

The complete article may be read at the URL above.

.

.

Sincerely,
David Dillard
Temple University
(215) 204 – 4584
jwne@temple.edu
http://workface.com/e/daviddillard

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Wellness and Tourism: Mind, Body, Spirit,
Place, New York: Cognizant Communication Books.
Wellness Tourism: Bibliographic and Webliographic Essay
David P. Dillard
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