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Eldorado

Execs knew about Flint, Michigan water risks

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Eldorado

"Executives at one of the world’s largest utilities companies knew that families in Flint, Michigan, might be at risk of being poisoned by lead in their tap water months before the city publicly admitted the problem, according to internal company emails.

"Email exchanges in February 2015 between executives at Veolia and a city contractor show some senior employees were aware that lead from the city’s pipes could be leaching into drinking water. They argued that city officials should be told to change Flint’s water supply to protect residents.

"But the company never made that recommendation public. At the time, Veolia was exploring other lucrative contracts with the city."

Full monty at the UK Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/dec/10/water-company-city-officials-knew-flint-lead-risk-emails-michigan-tap-water

And at Michigan Live: https://www.mlive.com/news/flint/2019/12/firm-knew-about-lead-in-flints-water-but-didnt-warn-public-emails-show.html

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South Alabam

Not surprising they chose profit over health.

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Desertrat56
15 minutes ago, South Alabam said:

Not surprising they chose profit over health.

just what I was going to say. 

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Not A Rockstar

Of course they knew, and very early on given how frequent mandated testing happens. We have a tiny coop here that runs our water and it is at the very least quarterly, more often if there is an issue. ( we have issues so it is being done weekly right now. I can't recall now what was normal testing schedules lol).

They should be jailing these corporation ***turds not just fining the companies. 

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rashore

I feel like this is a duh article after the fact. As in duh, of course they knew. Water so bad even GM pulled out of using it.... and Flint isn't completely fixed yet either.

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Robotic Jew

Prison time would be appropriate. It'll never happen. But it should. 

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