Friday, May 26, 2017

Flint on PBS' "Nova."

May 24, 2017
By Monique Judge

The Public Broadcasting Service program Nova, (click here) the most-watched science series on American television, will air an episode looking at the chemistry and engineering behind the 3-year-old lead-contaminated-water crisis in Flint, Mich.

According to MLive, PBS issued a news release announcing the program, which will premiere May 31 at 9 p.m.

“In a money-saving maneuver, the city of Flint, Mich.—under the authority of a state-appointed emergency manager—switched its municipal water supply from Lake Huron to the Flint River,” the news release reads.

“Unbeknownst to the city officials at the time, this switch would trigger a chemical chain reaction with devastating results: thousand of children exposed to lead poisoning, and very likely two outbreaks of Legionnaires’ disease, claiming 12 lives.”...