Percentage of tap water samples with lead above five parts per billion, by ward.
“LANSING, Mich. — Gov. Rick Snyder of Michigan issued a sweeping apology on Tuesday to the residents of Flint for a contaminated water supply. He pledged to promptly release his emails about the issue, and laid out more specifics than had previously been known about the state’s handling of the matter.”
Source: Gov. Rick Snyder of Michigan Apologizes in Flint Water Crisis – The New York Times
from NYT comments: Peter Colorado Springs, CO 2 hours ago
“Governor Snyder thinks that the combination of an apology and shifting blame to the Obama Administration is going to save him from responsibility for the disaster that he and his appointed dictators caused in Flint. To save a few bucks his people ordered a shift in the water supply from Detroit’s system to water from the river. To save a few bucks he and his people chose not to treat the river water with $100 of chemicals per day. To save a few bucks he and his people covered up the danger for over a year.
Snyder is what happens when austerity politics fueled by big money are allowed to run a government. Money is saved on the backs of the poor and middle class to fund tax cuts for the very rich and giveaways to cronies.
And now, to add insult to injury, Snyder blames Obama because this man-made crisis does not qualify for disaster funds. Really Governor? You’re going to shift this to Obama? Really?
And the final insult is that the city of Flint under director of Snyder’s appointed dictator is going after the people who refuse to pay for the piped in poison.
The Governor should be removed from office. His appointed dictators should be arrested. His head of the state EPA should be imprisoned. They all knew that they, thru their actions, were poisoning the people of Flint. They need to be held accountable.”Reply 144 Recommended
The Governor should also be arrested, and prosecuted for crimes against his people.