Posts Tagged ‘drinking water’

How ‘Forever Chemicals’ Polluted America’s Water

April 13, 2021

99% of Americans have Perfluoroalkyl and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS), “forever chemicals,” in their blood. Christophe Haubursin, Mac Schneider, and Joey Sendaydiego explain how it happened in this Vox video.


“The ‘forever chemicals’ fueling a public health crisis in drinking water,” Tom Perkins, The Guardian

“Government Studying Widely Used Chemicals Linked to Health Issues,” Eric Lipton, New York Times

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State Workers In Flint Got Water Coolers a Year Ago

February 4, 2016

State Workers In Flint Got Water Coolers a Year Ago

“Employees at the state office in Flint, Mich., have been drinking from coolers of purified water since last January — the same month that representatives from the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality assured residents the water was safe to drink.”

— “State workers — but not residents — in Flint, Mich., have been getting purified water for more than a year,” Yanan Wang, Washington Post


“Amid denials, state workers in Flint got clean water,”Paul Egan, Detroit Free Press

“Document: Snyder Admin Trucked In Clean Water for State Building in January 2015,” Sam Inglot, Progress Michigan

“Flint water crisis: Michigan made sure state employees had clean water 8 months before everyone else,” Libby Nelson, Vox

“Flint Mayor: Water Still Showing Lead Levels Beyond What Filters Can Remove,” Alissa Walker, Gizmodo