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Here’s How Much The Flint Water Crisis Is Costing The Average Resident

“The biggest issue is that my government, who is supposed to protect me, has lied to me”

When speaking with people from Flint, Michigan, words like orthophosphate or reverse osmosis or trihalomethanes spill into conversation easily, as if they were discussing their grocery lists or the Super Bowl.

After over 1,000 days of contaminated tap water—with at least another 1,000 predicted—it is easy to see how a citizen becomes a scientist.

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