Flint's water crisis, explained How "levee wars" are making floods 2 days ago   03:37

Flint, Michigan, tried to save money on water. Now its children have lead poisoning. Joe Posner explains. For much more on Flint's water crisis: http://www.vox.com/energy-and-environment/2016/1/20/10799294/flint-michigan-water-crisis-lead-contaminated

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nightmastercool97 97
I smell massive amounts of corruption.
its static
Who's from Flint
It's Rewind time
3 min video, no description of how it happened. switching water suppliers obviously doesn't give people lead poisoning.
Amelia Ranauro
I think this whole situation is just plain disappointing America should treat their citizens better
Amelia Ranauro
Anyone notice how they only showed Hillary not trump
John Jack
BUT the Demonrats say we need to keep accepting more 3rd world 'hungry for handouts' anti-american people!!!
How on earth do we have the time and money to help our OWN PEOPLE!
Alec nolastname
2:17 city officials with bottle water
Who else is (for some reason) watching this in April 2019
Surprised Aleks
Go watch the lead testing video on verge science’s YouTube, vox explains it terribly, no one was poisoned the water from river had a higher ph so it corroded the pipes, which then leached lead into the water
Friendly neighborhood Athiest
I see they forgot to mention the amount of money the government sent to flint in order to fix it none of which they used to fix the water but I’m sure they wouldn’t leave that information out on purpose would you vox?
Dorita Thedog
Who saw the guys who drank the water had clean water THEY LIED TO TRICK THEM TO DRINKIMG IT
manic cam
Our city tried to save $130,000 a year. They hurt us they hurt our infrastructure. During this crisis they still require you to have running water charging you $100 a month. And that was before taxes. Water is a separate service. Water charges you by the size of pipe you are connected to it. To get water from Detroit Flint would have to pay a flat rate for whatever size of pipe is and or pipe size that's required. I had a customer running a laundromat he had a 2-inch pipe. His Flat Water rate he never used more than 10% of the water he paid for. He went out of business. The cost went up dramatically for each resident because of the mass Exodus of people leaving Flint when the shops got up and moved. The residents left behind have to flip the whole water bill for all the empty houses empty lots. water should never be an issue for Michigan being that we have so many huge Lakes whenever in stone's throw. I was there when it all went down it took me two years to get out of that town. Just remember all those reports but anybody has done about Flint it's not from the view of the actual citizens themselves. they always put their own spin on it. Being pressured at work to save money should be Criminal being that the person following it somehow is criminally responsible the true people responsible will never get in trouble
Faithy Wray
The water is still nasty everyone! 5 years
Faithy Wray
Till this day I cant understand why anyone would think using the Flint River was okay. Just walking downtown you smell the river. I mean we all have jokes about how nasty it is. It's brown smelly water.
Jeff C.
The inspections, maintenance and operation of water services requires management and responsible leadership.  Obviously lacking for a very long time.  Most probably democrat party local government controlled also.
Margaret McLaughlin
And you wonder why the rest of the world distrusts Amercia. In the richest country in the world full of natural resources etc this is how they treat their own people. Those poor kids. Why is Synder not in jail?
Tom Livanos
@1:41 - "Flint would stop buying water from Detroit..." Huh? I did not know that the city of Detroit was a water producer. On this topic, I find Michael Moore's explanation in 'Fahrenheit 11/9' to be more plausible. In it, Moore states that Flint piped its water direct from Lake Huron via a publicly owned pipeline. This worked. It was then shut off so a privately owned pipeline could be built. In the interim, Flint would receive its water from the Flint River (which is dirty). *This* is the story. Again, how can Detroit supply water to Flint? What.. is Detroit under water??
Snyder belongs in the ground....
Maryam Mout
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How "levee wars" are making floods Flint's water crisis, explained 2 days ago   06:48

Explained with a giant, scientific model.

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In our latest Vox+ProPublica collaboration, we dive into how a structure that’s designed to protect us from floods, may actually be making them worse. High levees come at a high cost, often pushing water into communities that can’t afford the same protection. To demonstrate, we built a giant, scientific model of a river with levees — complete with adorable tiny houses.

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