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Sunday, March 19, 2017

TRUMP’S EPA SENDING $100 MILLION TO FLINT TO FIX WATER – SOMETHING OBAMA REFUSED TO DO

President Trump’s EPA has awarded a $100 million grant to the Michigan Department of Water Quality in an effort to help the state recover from the water crisis which began in the late 1970’s, growing gradually worse, until finally exploding into a full blown epidemic, contaminating all of the city’s water supply.  The ultimate catalyst for the whole deterioration and contamination of Flint’s water supply can be traced back to April 2014, when the city made the move away from Detroit City water, to the local Flint River as their water supply, in an attempted cost-cutting move.

Obama did send around $80 Million to the city for it’s late woes, however he waited until the last waining months of his presidency, whereas Trump is jumping on the issue right away, providing a lot more support, and promising a lot more to come.

The problem was that, over the years, lead had accumulated on the interior surface of the galvanized iron pipes prevalent throughout the infrastructure of the water system.  Detroit water was treated with corrosion-control treatments, so there had been no problem. However, after the switch to Flint River water, city of Flint officials neglected to use any such treatment...

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