Why should people be concerned about the Flint Water Crisis? What makes it different from any other crisis? The citizens of Flint have been poisoned by drinking lead-filled water. This occurred because governor Rick Snyder switched Flint’s main water source from Detroit, to the Flint River in 2014 to save money. Due to this change in the water source, many children may not experience major health defects and have problems in the near future. The water change may have also caused an outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease in the county. Legionnaires’ disease has killed about ten people, and has affected seventy-seven more. Many lawsuits have been filed towards the government officials because of this issue. Jurgis and his family are having a tough
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,”
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.
A prime example is Camden, NJ, which is home to 103 toxic locations as well a many poor minorities, a situation you would never see in an affluent white neighborhood. The remaining citizens do not have enough money to relocate, and in comparison to the corporate money from the toxic sites, they have no hope in buying back the politicians who allowed so many toxic corporations to operate there. Their lack of agency subjects these individuals to a variety of carcinogens among other toxins, forcing them to stay and watch as so many of their children develop asthma. Another example of how environmental policy impacts health is the situation in Flint, MI, where a careless switch to river water as the main water supply without proper environmental investigation resulted in the lead poisoning of countless residents, including children. Furthermore, the government tried to tell citizens that the water was fine and hide and discredit proof that said otherwise.
Kimberly, One year ago today the North Dakota State Troopers, Morton County Sheriff's Department, and National Guard suited up in riot gear and cleared thousands of water protectors from the Oceti Sakowin camp at Standing Rock. Sovereign native nations have been under attack since before the United States' founding. It is long past the time where we need to recognize these attacks and stand united in helping those who have been hurt so much across the course of history. The Dakota Access Pipeline protests gave me hope that more of us are willing to fight back than ever before.
In explainable illnesses. a. Door to door survey began to reveal, asthma, migraines and abnormally high risks of birth defects and miscarriages in the love canal neighborhood. b. Consecutive wet winters in 1970’s raised water table; caused chemicals to reach swales and sewers. c. Officials were slow to act and quick to dismiss. 3.
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 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.
In the town of Johnstown they had steal industries that were booming, and it gave steady paychecks to the workers who worked really hard and long shifts of 12 hours long 6 days a week. Since the town was in a valley with hills surrounding it, it didn't have much of a chance if a flood ever occurred. But the people of Johnstown had no idea of the risk they were at. There was a man made lake that was held by a dam that was made of earth but it was so poorly built that it sagged in the middle and leaked, and it was not easy to release water if it ever became too full. In late May of 1889 came clouds of rain as it rained it filled up the reservoir.
Laudal (2012) pointed out that as an economic strategy to internalize positive externalities, Canadian government, and environment-concerned royalties, could contribute to providing subsidies and technical support to private sectors in underground water exploitation. Fresh water shortage is actually beyond an issue of natural resource preservation, and it could lead to social and political instabilities when Canada will fight for limited fresh water and import it for domestic sustenance. Water is the source of life, and the material basis of the human beings’ survival and the social and economic development. Reliable, sustainable fresh water supply concerns the livelihood of every Canadian. Though seemingly alarmist, the issue of underground water tapping raises our concern for water preservation, in case that fresh water supply would one day ambush us, totally
A very good morning to my lecturer Madam Rokiah and my beloved friends. Today I would like to deliver a speech on ‘Water Pollution’. Life is dependent on water, and without water no form of life can survive. But it is hard to believe that even after knowing such a fundamental truth, how people can turn a blind eye to water pollution. Every year thousands and thousands of people, especially children, fall prey to water-borne diseases, and nearly half of them die.
Rivers that passed through urban areas became a holder for human waste products. Factories began releasing pollutants directly into rivers and streams. By the 1850’s inhabitants began experiencing epidemics of cholera and typhoid. In 1969, chemical waste releasaed into Ohio’s Cuyahoga River caused it to burn into flames and the waterway became a symbol of how insutrial pollution was destroying America’s natural resources. Aditionally, mining activties also affected water pollution by increasing the amount of toxic elements released into the environment.
Recent studies have shown that the water in Flint, Michigan has been contaminated by a horrible health impact, lead. This has happened because nearly two years ago, the state of Michigan decided to save money by switching Flint’s water supply from Lake Huron, to the Flint River a notorious tributary that runs through town known to locals for its filth. This has led to many terrible effects shown in both children and adults. The many effects lead has on children and adults are very drastic if not taken care of properly they could have lifetime effects. Dangerous effects lead can lead to that effect children.