The Chemistry Of Prevention And Detection Behind The Flint Water Disaster
The Flint Water Disaster Should Never Have Happened.
Flint is facing one of the worst municipal water supply disasters ever recorded in modern history and the worst thing is that it was completely preventable. The news media is digging it to find who new what when and find scapegoats but honestly it was a failure of the entire system.
Modern chemistry can easily explain the contamination and also easily prevent it from happening again provided that people pay attention to the science.
In this episode of Speaking of Chemistry, Matt Davenport examines how science helped bring the Flint water crisis to light, and why researchers are calling on regulators to prevent future disasters.
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