The following was originally published at Ongoing History Of Protest Songs. Back in April 2014, the Flint water crisis began when the decision was made to switch from treated water to an untreated water source for the sake of saving money. This resulted in lead contamination that adversely affected over
Nearly 1,250 days ago, a major water crisis hit Flint, Michigan. Yet, even as problems persist, officials involved in the crisis have yet to be held accountable.
As media focuses on national politics, Flint residents with debt and no access to clean water feel forgotten and believe pressure was taken off officials.
Flint resident Melissa Mays discusses the serious health consequences she and her family have dealt with as a result of using their own tap water.
Former Flint resident recalls her childhood and how it was well-known Flint River was dirty and polluted. Now, as a water source, it will bring more trauma.
Nestle, which bottles 200 gallons of Michigan water a minute, is targeted by activists who don’t want the corporation to profit from the Flint water crisis.