Michigan: Governor Snyder Activates National Guard to Deal with Flint Water Crisis

Diane Ravitch's blog

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder activated the National Guard to help the people of Flint, whose water was poisoned by lead contamination from the Flint River. The governor’s emergency manager Darnell Earley made a decision to cut off the safe water supply from the Detroit water system to save money. The decision saved millions of dollars but poisoned many children. The National Guard is distributing bottles of water.

Lead poisoning can cause serious and lasting damage to children’s brains. This would not have been done to an affluent white community. It is an outrage and a disgrace.

A few days ago, one of our readers chastised me for making too big a deal of the Flint water crisis. Sorry, but I think that when government saves money by putting children’s lives at risk, that’s a big deal. Governor Snyder apologized. The man who made this decision should be held accountable…

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