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Water Departments to Change Lead-Testing Methods After Investigators Find ‘Cheats’ in 33 U.S. Cities

A Guardian investigation prompted by the toxic water crisis in Flint, Mich., found that administrators in dozens of cities, including Chicago, Boston, Philadelphia and Detroit, cut corners while testing drinking water for dangerous levels of lead.

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Poisoned City: Flint and the Specter of Domestic Terrorism

Flint provides a tragic example of what happens to a society when democracy begins to disappear and is surpassed by a state remade in the image of the corporation.

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Voices From the Front Lines of the Flint Water Crisis

The Michigan crisis is, on the surface, about water—but this debacle is also about democracy.

Posted on Feb 17, 2016 READ MORE



Welcome to the United States of Flint

The children of Flint, Mich., are hardly the only ones threatened by lead. There’s a crisis in Baltimore, Herculaneum, Mo., Sebring, Ohio, and even the nation’s capital, Washington, D.C. And that’s just to begin the list.

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Budget Cuts and Negligence Poisoned the Drinking Water in Flint, Mich.

Calls for the resignation of Gov. Rick Snyder are intensifying in the face of evidence that he allowed the city’s 100,000 residents to continue cooking, drinking and bathing in water known to be contaminated with lead.

Posted on Jan 16, 2016 READ MORE



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You Are a Guinea Pig

A hidden epidemic is poisoning America. The toxins are in the air we breathe and the water we drink, in the walls of our homes and the furniture within them. The culprit behind this silent killer is lead, vinyl, formaldehyde and thousands more innovations brought to us by the industries that once promised “better living through chemistry.”

Posted on Apr 30, 2013 READ MORE



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America’s Criminal Element

Was lead a driver of the late 20th century surge in violent crime, drops in IQ, cognitive deficits and incidences of ADHD? Mounting evidence at the national, state, city and individual levels—and across the world—strongly suggest it was.

Posted on Jan 12, 2013 READ MORE


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Russians Get a Lead in Beheading Case

Russian authorities have arrested a student for allegedly posting a video of the apparent execution of two men by a neo-Nazi group, although authorities still don’t know who recorded the video or carried out the attack.

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