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        Poisoned Water | Taking Action to Address a Public Health Crisis

        Learn how Flint, Michigan, resident LeeAnne Walters helped identify and address a lead water crisis, in this digital clip from NOVA: Poisoned Water. After recognizing that lead-poisoned water was a community-wide problem, Walters researched the science of water treatment and approached the city with data from tests she conducted on Flint water quality with researchers at Virginia Tech. After the city’s initial reluctance to accept her evidence, Walters learned that the city and state were not complying with federal law: they were not using corrosion controls to treat the water, endangering the entire Flint community with lead poisoning. This resource is part of the NOVA Collection.

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