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Flint Michigan Water Crisis Accident

Flint Michigan Water Crisis Accident

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The Flint water crisis is an ongoing drinking water contamination crisis in Flint, Michigan, in the United States.

After the change in water source from Detroit to the Flint River, the city's drinking water had a series of issues that culminated with lead contamination, creating a serious public health danger. The corrosive Flint River water caused lead from aging pipes to leach into the water supply, causing extremely elevated levels of lead.

As a result, between 6,000 and 12,000 residents had severely high levels of lead in the blood and experienced a range of serious health problems. The water change is also a possible cause of an outbreak of Legionnaires' disease in the county that has killed 10 people and affected another 77.
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