Joseph, Missouri, has neighborhoods filled with aged homes and high rates of lead poisoning. Here, Kadin Mignery, 2, plays on his front porch. Pell and Joshua Schneyer. Filed Dec. A Reuters examination of lead testing results across the country found almost 3, areas with poisoning rates far higher than in the tainted Michigan city. Yet many of these lead hotspots are receiving little attention or funding.
Flint water crisis: Progress made, but problems still exist
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The task force was created per Executive Order , and will act in an advisory capacity to the Governor. It will study the causes of racial disparities and recommend actions to address the historical and systemic inequities. The task force will collaborate with community action stakeholders as well as identify avenues of funding for combatting racial disparities. The task force will continue its work until 90 days after the termination of the declared states of emergency and disaster, or such other time as identified by the Governor. The Coronavirus Task Force on Racial Disparities is soliciting applications to fund initiatives that will respond to community needs associated with the disparate impacts the virus has had on communities of color. Slides for racial disparity task force - March
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Lead contamination in Washington, D. Professor Marc Edwards , an expert in plumbing corrosion , discovered lead levels at least 83 times higher than the accepted safe limit while performing research into premature pipe corrosion for the District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority WASA. He found that the decision to change from chlorine to chloramine as a treatment chemical had caused the spike in lead levels. After the Washington Post ran a series of front-page articles about Edwards's findings, resulting in widespread public concern, the United States House of Representatives conducted an investigation. The House found that the U.
On November 13, , Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer took decisive action to shut down Line 5 by May of under the Public Trust Doctrine to protect the Great Lakes from the risk of a catastrophic oil spill in the Straits of Mackinac. The State of Michigan is revoking and terminating the easement that Enbridge has relied on to operate its dual Line 5 pipelines in the Straits of Mackinac due to repeated violations of the easement. This historic action represents a clear victory for the Great Lakes and the citizens and tribes of Michigan, and recognizes that alternatives to Line 5 exist for supplying oil and propane. The State of Michigan, however, must remain vigilant until the oil stops flowing for good because Line 5 remains exposed to exceptionally strong currents, lakebed scouring, new anchor and cable strikes, and corrosion.