On the Record: Flint Water Crisis

Tuesday, January 12, 2016 - 10:19pm

“This is not my legacy. This is part of my legacy because I’m responsible for the entire state and our operations. But there are many other good things going on and we’re working hard to recover.” 

— Michigan Governor Rick SNYDER on the impact of the Flint Water Crisis on his legacy as governor

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“If you were to put something in a population to keep them down for generation and generations to come, it would be lead ... It drops your IQ, it affects your behavior, it’s been linked to criminality, it has multigenerational impacts. There is no safe level of lead in a child.”

— Flint Pediatrician Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha on the neurological impacts elevated lead levels of Flint water on the local population