Not only do the citizens of Flint, Michigan have contaminated water, but they also have no grocery store. A grocery would be helpful in this case because many citizens are able to balance their lead levels with proper nutrition. Many of these life-threatening problems could have easily been avoided if the state had not chose to ignore the federal law and take the problem into their own hands. The city of Flint had to act quickly on this matter because they were in a financial state of emergency. They decided to cut their supply off from Detroit’s and try to extract water from a more local area.
The Flint water crisis has been a well known life-threatening issue for nearly three years, and yet has still not been solved. The problem began in April, 2014, when the city of Flint, Michigan switched their water supply to the Flint River in order to save money. Almost immediately after the switch of water source, residents complained about the quality of water, while city and state officials denied the possibility of an issue for months. As time went by, the supply pipes had corroded and lead began making its way into the water supply, potentially endangering the Flint population, as high blood lead levels are especially harmful to children and pregnant women, and can cause “learning disabilities, behavioral problems, and mental retardation,”
Governor Rick Snyder caused one of the biggest disasters in Michigan. The flint water crisis. Governor Snyder switched the Flint water system which was connected to the Detroit water system to the Flint River. And right away people started noticing severe changes to their water. This was caused from the water pipes corroding and lead leaking into the water. The water that everyone uses, and that we all need to drink. The water started corroding GM’s car parts because of the flint river water. So Governor Snyder switched the GM’s water system back to the Detroit system and he left the rest of flint drinking lead contaminated water. Many people believe that Governor Rick Snyder should be recalled for many reasons.
Emiley Fritz Water Bills in Poisoned Flint an ‘Outrage,’ Attorney General Says Michigan 's top prosecuting attorney said January 25, it 's an "outrage" that residents of Flint are forced to pay for water that is toxic. His office possibly will take action to put a stop to the toxic water billing. "Words can barely describe this tragedy. Things went terribly wrong," Bill Schuette said. "I would certainly not bathe a newborn child or a young infant in this bad water and if you can 't drink the bad water you shouldn 't pay for it."
The Flint Water Crisis is a state emergency in which the government decided to save money by switching over their main water source from the Detroit River, to the Flint River. This resulted in the residents of the city of Flint to be poisoned. The horrible conditions of the Flint River water caused lead to get into the water supply from the old pipes. This meant that the water was toxic with extremely elevated lead levels. Between 6,000 and 12,000 young children were exposed to drinking water with elevated lead levels in it.
The Flint water crisis includes supplying insufficient water treatment to the people. The water was contaminated and included high level of leads which put people’s live in danger. The city switched into Flint River to overcome financial shortage to the city. Based on CNN, Flint River had poor quality and it degraded because of presence of fecal coliform bacteria presence, low dissolved oxygen, and toxic substances (CNN). These issues with lake should have been prevented the authorities to switch the water source of the city. There are couple people that played role in this crisis including Michigan governor, laboratory administer, environmental quality administers and Michigan emergency manager. I have choose Mike Prysby as a failed leader
I think a huge problem in our society is all this talk about the North Dakota Pipeline. In my honest opinion i think it is wrong. There is many people who use the water supply and if something happens with the pipeline it could contaminate the Native Americans water supply. There is many people who count on the water and use it everyday for cooking, cleaning, and drinking. If they go through with the pipeline act it could kill many Native Americans because we need water to survive.
I have seen instances where some of my colleagues have become sick from drinking tap water around the city. No matter where it is such as at their schools such as Pensacola State College or the University of West Florida, at their homes, or in public spots such as restaurants people have noticed that the water is extremely unsanitary. A quote from the DailyFinance article portrays this exactly “Of the 101 chemicals tested for over five years, 45 were discovered. Of them, 21 were discovered in unhealthy amounts. The worst of these were radium-228 and -228, trichloroethylene, tetrachloroethylene, alpha particles, benzine and lead.
On a hot and sunny Flint afternoon kids were playing outside enjoying the weather when suddenly the kids begin to get thirsty. When they soon walk in the house and turn on the faucet and brown lumps of water comes out and with disgusted looks on their face the kids hold up the glass… The above scene which played out is the reason why governor Rick Snyder should step down. One reason why governor Rick Snyder should step down is because he decided to take water from the poor instead of the fortunate. The first question is why would you even think about taking water from the less fortunate?
1. Introduction Water is crucial to our survival! Water is one of the scarcest commodities in the world at the moment; some argue that it is scarcer than oil. Wars have been fought over oil; therefore a war over water is a very big possibility in the years to come on this planet. With the current growth of the world’s population and the increase in demand for water in the agricultural industry, the issue of water scarcity is very likely to get worse and worse (Gupta, 2016).
The pipeline stretches about 1,100 miles and is about 90 percent complete. At the uncompleted part of the pipe, protestors have been persistent in voicing their opinions on the matter. The main subject of the protest is the land itself; the land is a little ways away from the Standing Rock Indian Reservation. Presented in a public meeting about the Dakota Access Pipeline, information about soil contamination specific to the area provides proof of destructive pipelines from the past. The land where the unfinished pipeline is part of their ancestor’s homeland and the construction of the pipeline is controversial not only because of the land’s history but also because of previous pipeline spills that caused contamination in the land and soil in May 2015.
The Environmental Working Group found acetaminophen, caffeine, arsenic, and nitrate in 10 brands of bottled water." ("Is Bottled Water Better?" 1) Is it not a little scary to know that even if the water your drinking has a trace of danger, you may or may not be warned? It is also scary to think that mothers tend to use bottled water to mix with baby formula and that some of the brands they use actually could contain products that are potentially dangerous to their
The movie Blue Gold: Water Wars provided an in depth look into how the scarcity and availability of potable water is drastically effecting everyone around the world. The movie attempts to relay the fact that if we don't change our methodology of conserving water then the world is in for a number of problems. The films begins by describing the plight of a Mexican immigrant traveling across the desert to the United States. The narrator says the man neglected the consumption of water for an entire week. It then goes on to describe the horrifying effects the lack of hydration had on the man’s body.
I have managed to identify a water crisis that is occurring right now in the capital of Mexico, Mexico city. Mexico City is home to an inefficient and inconvenient water delivery system, and they are struggling to meet the crucial demands of its 22 million residents. The problem has generally been created by the people who are sucking up water from the aquifer. As the water level in the aquifer drops, the ground above it sinks. This is resulting in Mexico City slowly but surely sinking because of the amount of water that is being pumped out from its foundations.