About an hour away from home lays the city of Flint, MI. Detroit's water and sewerage department's aging pipes began to leach lead, corrupting the water supply.
The issue has gone into federal hands. Hilary Clinton plans to take a visit for an additional helping hand. No matter my political views I feel she's showing a big heart, and motivation to help our country. That's women for you.
Between 6,000 - 12,000 children were found with high levels of lead in their blood. Public health hazard could result in an intense outbreak of an atypical pneumonia. Pregnant women and children are still required to drink bottled water. Though the city claims only one home is currently affected after action was taken.
This has been going on since April of 2014! It wasn't until recently the state took action. My initial thought was a possible terrorist attack. For all we know it very well could be, as the risk of public panic would rise if told "the truth". This hasn't been stated by any officials but simply my conspiracy theory.
My thoughts go out to those affected, worrying, and dealing with financial issues from the outbreak. The outbreak that should have been handled two-years ago.