The city of Flint, Mich., is in the midst of a water crisis stemming from a decision to switch residents’ water supply from Detroit to the Flint River. The disaster has left thousands of children exposed to dangerous amounts of lead, as officials scramble to find solutions. This series of stories examines the various aspects and consequences of the crisis – and looks at ways to move forward.
All stories were published in The Christian Science Monitor.
Could government transparency help prevent another Flint? (March 17, 2016)
The drinking water disaster in Flint, Mich., underscores a lack of transparency in Michigan’s government. But it has also sparked the beginning of meaningful reform.
Flint has a massive task to fix a water system tainted by lead. But many say the solution needs to go much deeper
Can Flint crisis spotlight need for action on lead nationwide? (Jan. 28, 2016)
The crisis draws attention to how neighborhoods nationwide are dealing with the effects of lead exposure. Written and reported with Richard Mertens.
A look at how the disaster highlights deeper issues tied to the way governments run states.
Residents take action as the crisis unfolds, and religious groups from as far away as Tennessee are stepping up to help.
Flint crisis: a cautionary tale about America’s water supply (Jan. 13, 2016)
The crisis leads experts and observers to examine the consequences of quick fixes in the face of financial woes, as well as the need in cities around the country.