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As of late, five Michigan officials, including the head of the state health department, have been charged with involuntary manslaughter in the ongoing investigation into Flint’s water crisis. A dozen of Flint residents contracted Legionnaires’ disease after the city’s water source had been contaminated with lead poisoning, leaving one dead. Eastern Kentucky University that highlights a study that found the 100-year-old U.S. water infrastructure will cost $1 trillion to fix.
Currently, the United States is graded as a “D+” for the state of its water infrastructure. In order to ensure the continuation of safe tap water, the U.S. will have to invest $384.2 billion to make infrastructure improvements over the next 20 years.
To learn more about Flint’s water crisis and how it’s impacting the nation’s water infrastructure, view full infographic here: http://safetymanagement.eku.edu/resources/infographics/our-nations-growing-water-crisis-what-you-need-to-know/
Sharing on the Ethos Deal. Btw, read an article that talked about how the laws on the books have not been updated since 2006 pertaining to what is allowed in drinking water. That in itself in scary due to the fact that this means there are now contaminants in our water that are not tested for, and are perfectly legal to be there. Keep up the good work!
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