Senate Leaders Rush to Aid Flint, Michigan as Thousands of Children May Suffer Permanent Injury From Lead Poisoning.
It’s Even Dangerous to Shower! You Can’t Shower with Bottled Water.
by Uncle Paulie
Dateline: Washington, D.C.
U.S. Senate Leaders are rushing to aid Flint, Michigan by providing matching funds to the State of Michigan to replace contaminated lead pipes and repair the drinking water system. Sen. Debbie Stabenow called the area “beyond a Superfund Site”, referring to Environmental Clean-up sites that are considered the most dangerous. She further said that over 9,000 children under the age of 6 were exposed to lead poisoning. This is probably the worst case of mass poisoning of children in the history of America.
Watch the full announcement from the U.S. Senate here on C-Span2 video:
The problem arose after the Governor of Michigan, Rick Snyder, took over the City of Flint and appointed a “regulator”, an un-elected “dictator” to run the City, called an “emergency manager”. This man, Darnell Earley, switched the water supply from safe Detroit water to the polluted Flint River. This caused corrosion in the old pipes and lead then leached out into the water, causing mass poisoning. (Anyone around here old enough to remember what happened in Ancient Rome? We guess nobody in charge in Flint, MI remembers, or has ever read a book about it. History repeats when education fails.)
Calls for the F.B.I. to Arrest Governor Snyder
Political activist and filmmaker Michael Moore has called for the immediate arrest of Governor Rick Snyder for this crime. You can read his paper on his web site, Click Here.
This is one of the greatest tragedies of the decade, and it will have on-going effects for years to come.