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Lead Contaminated Water and Global Decontamination Efforts – BORGEN – Borgen Project

An issue deeply rooted in corruption, poverty and environmentalism, fighting lead contaminated water takes perseverance and cooperation.

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SEATTLE, Washington — In April 2014, Flint, Michigan changed the citys water supply to the Flint River under financial duress. Lead-contaminated water quickly filled the citys pipes, leaving Flint residents amidst a disaster. After nearly six years, Flint has yet to recover but is pushing forward after receiving substantial support. However, many communities around the world are experiencing the same contamination indefinitely and with little or no support at all.
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