The first full account of the Flint, Michigan, water scandal, an American tragedy, with new details, from Anna Clark, the award-winning Michigan journalist who has covered the story from its beginningsWhen the people of Flint, Michigan, turned on their faucets in April 2014, the water pouring out was poisoned with lead and other toxins. Through a series of disastrous decisions, the state government had switched the citys water to a source that corroded Flints aging lead pipes. Complaints about the foul-smelling water were dismissed: the residents of Flinta largely poor African American city of about 100,000 peoplewere not seen as credible, even in matters of their own lives.It took 18 months of activism and a band of dogged outsiders to force the state to admit that the water was poisonous. But this was only after 12 people died and Flint's children suffered irreparable harm. The long battle for accountability and a humane response to this man-made disaster have only just begun.In the ...
|Title||:||The Poisoned City: Flint's Water and the American Urban Tragedy|
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The Poisoned City: Flint's Water and the American Urban Tragedy Reviews
This was a heavy read, however very necessary. This may be a biased review as I love all of Clark's work. She is an amazing journalist and is not afraid to get in the trenches of a story as the Flint story. This book covers all the basis and actually had me wanting more as in what are the next steps for these residents, government officials involved etc. GREAT READ!
Thank you Henry Holt #Partner for sending me a free copy of this book, in exchange of an honest review.
I rate this a 5 out of 5 Stars.
Bare with me guys, this will be my first time reviewing a non-fiction book, but this one is very important to me, and something I think EVERYONE should be made aware of. The City of Flint, is something I am fascinated with for many reasons, not just the water crisis, but also the city as a whole. Have you seen the docu-series on Netflix called Flint Town? If you ...more
Wow. Everyone more concerned with budgets and being seen as doing a good job by not reporting a problem that could reflect poorly on them, or department or city or state. Wow. Well worth reading particularly as most towns and cities are now faced with aging infrastructure. This could happen anywhere.
Clark's journalistic telling of the circumstances surrounding the poisoning of the citizens of the city of Flint shines a needed light on the historical trends that, combined with more concern for money saved than people, put Flint in the path of this tragedy long before the water switch.
Heavily researched and relying on sources such as FOIA'ed emails, government reports, and interviews, Clark also highlights how decisions made during the quick push to populate Flint during GM's booming years i ...more
Another anger inducing book of what ills one human can induce on another. If I was a violent person, I'd wish even worse on the perpetrators.
This book is about the Flint, Michigan water with the lead that the city and state officials ignored. It's poor and black people - people who don't really matter. They can't pay for the increase in water to correct the problem, why should we pay.
When will we ever learn? When will we ever learn?
" There seemed to be enemies everywhere. People in power were working harder to protect themselves and their instituations than do what was right, he felt which seemed to him to be an utter betrayal of public trust."
I am shocked by the government of Flint and the ways they tried to cover it up. This is an exact example of how corrupted politicians are and how they only care about themselves.
My review of this book is coming to a major outlet. Will update at that time.
Just as it was once difficult to prove the symptoms of lead poisoning were the direct result of lead exposure, so it is hard to prove environmental justice. In law, so much depends on showing intention, or motive, to cause harm. But in environmental crimes - a school built on top of hazardous chemicals, a water system turned toxic - it is unlikely that anyone PURPOSEFULLY tried to poison children or deliberately contaminated the drinking water. The people weren't targeted one way or another. And ...more