Community resilience is key in the aftermath of Flint’s lead water crisis.
Sunday’s debate between Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders held in Flint, Michigan focused new attention on the city’s water contamination crisis. Millions of dollars are pouring in to fix pipes that contaminated the water in Flint with lead, and both candidates called for additional aid.
But it will take much more than replacing pipes to truly support the community and give it the power to bounce back from slow-moving disasters that were already happening long before the discovery of lead in its drinking water.
By Mahshid Abir, Rebecca Cunningham and Marc Zimmerman, March 9, 2016