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[Ambassador report] Lead Pollution in Flint, Michigan in 2020

by Shreya Chaudhuri | 06-09-2020 12:07 Comments 6 Comments recommendations 0 recommendations



Flint, Michigan in America had heavy levels of lead in their drinking water since 2014. It has been almost seven years, but the problem still continues. Lead pollution is extremely damaging for both the environment and the human health; it inhibits plant germination and is a neurotoxin, which leads to developmental disorders in young children. So, this is a serious environmental problem that must be resolved. 

Flint is an iconic example of climate injustice/ environmental rascism. It is a predominantly African-American region that has been underfunded and not supported appropriately for decades. Unfortunately, this has determined the way the lead pollution problem arose and was treated. Because it is not an affluent area, the lead pipes, which are discontinued in the majority of the USA, were used until recently. 

The lead pipes caused the buildup of high concentrations of lead in their water. Due to the lack of lead detection tools and water purification installments, the temporary solution to the problem was water bottles, which leads to more plastic pollution in the oceans. Although a few pipes were switched, not all of them were. Flint still does not have access to clean drinking water. Under the Trump administration, this problem has been sidelined and avoided, but this cannot continue. The citizens of Flint MI deserve the basic human right of access to clean water, and it is up to us to amplify their voice and raise attention to it. 


6 Comments

SJ Mentor

  • SJ Mentor says :
    Greetings Shreya!
    It's your SJ mentor.

    Thank you for sharing your precious report regarding Lead Pollution.
    As you mentioned, lead ions can be eluted from lead pipe and can be mixed as tap water.
    I wish all pipes can be changed to safer one such as PVC.
    And residents in Flint live on safe environment.

    Best regards,
    SJ mentor.
    Posted 11-10-2020 21:01

Asmita Gaire

  • Asmita Gaire says :
    Greetings shreya
    I hope you are doing well
    The lead is very toxic. It not only beings adverse effects in animals but also in human and biosphere.
    Thank you so much for this report
    Green cheers
    Regards
    Asmita Gaire
    Posted 16-09-2020 12:49

Kushal Naharki

  • Kushal Naharki says :
    Hello Shreya,

    Greetings and Namaste from Nepal
    Wishing you a safe stay
    Thank you for your report on Lead Pollution in Flint, Michigan

    Keep writing great reports.
    We are eager to read more reports from you.
    Green Cheers :)

    Best wishes,
    Kushal Naharki

    Posted 07-09-2020 22:14

Dolma Diki Sherpa

  • Dolma Diki Sherpa says :
    Hi shreya

    Thank you for sharing this report with us.As all know about effect of lead pollution solution are not implemented.

    Keep writing,keep sharing

    Regards
    Dolma
    Posted 06-09-2020 23:21

Mun WooJooMentor

  • Mun WooJooMentor says :
    Hello Shreya, this is your mentor WooJoo.
    I do agree that every citizen should have the basic human rights of access to clean water.
    It is sad that we are in 2020, but still problems like this are happening.
    Hope all citizens of Flint are fine.
    Thank you for sharing the article with us, Shreya.

    Best wishes,
    Posted 06-09-2020 20:29

ALOK DHAKAL

  • ALOK DHAKAL says :
    Hi Shreya,
    Thank you for sharing us about the situation of lead pollution. Lead is a very common environmental pollutant. Thank you for writing about this. Hope actions will be taken to act against this
    Keep sharing with us
    Warm regards,
    Alok Dhakal
    Posted 06-09-2020 12:40

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