Northern US city makes national headlines in water crisis

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Northern US city makes national headlines in water crisis

A water crisis in a small town in the U.S. state of Michigan has not only turned into national news, but is gaining international attention with neighboring Canada.

CCTV America’s Roee Ruttenberg reports.

The small town of Flint, Michigan is not far from the troubled U.S. city of Detroit, and is just about a 4 hours drive from Toronto in Canada. Levels of dangerous toxins in the water there are multiple times higher than the recommended levels and are seriously injuring the health of the young and old there, and there have even been deaths.

Some are calling the crisis a serious mistake, with some activists saying officials are guilty of criminal negligence.

Northern US city makes national headlines in water crisis

Northern US city makes national headlines in water crisis

A water crisis in a small town in the U.S. state of Michigan has not only turned into national news, but is gaining international attention with neighboring Canada. CCTV America's Roee Ruttenberg reports.


Brent Fewell on the worldwide challenge of providing clean water
CCTV America’s Elaine Reyes spoke with Brent Fewell. He’s the Founder of the Earth and Water Group, an environmental services group of companies.

Brent Fewell on the worldwide challenge of providing clean water

Brent Fewell on the worldwide challenge of providing clean water

CCTV America's Elaine Reyes spoke with Brent Fewell. He's the Founder of the Earth and Water Group, an environmental services group of companies.

 

Hillary Clinton calls Flint, Michigan water crisis a civil rights issue

Hillary Clinton calls Flint, Michigan water crisis a civil rights issue

Hillary Clinton calls Flint, Michigan water crisis a civil rights issue

Anger is spilling over for most Flint residents after an egregious drinking water contamination problem got far too out of control, for far too long.

Anger is spilling over for most Flint residents after an egregious drinking water contamination problem got far too out of control, for far too long.

Now citizens want the governor of the state of Michigan to resign for mishandling the city’s water crisis.

U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton expressed outrage at the crisis highlighting issues she says go beyond plain incompetence.

“When the children of majority black Flint, Michigan have been drinking and bathing in lead poisoned water for more than a year making sure all Americans have clear air and water isn’t just a health issue, it’s a civil rights issue,” said Hillary Clinton.

CCTV’s Paul Barber reports.


Mother LeeAnne Walters’ children developed health issues after exposure to US contaminated water

CCTV America’s Owen Fairclough spoke to LeeAnne Walters, a mother whose children developed health problems following exposure to the contaminated water in the northern U.S. town of Flint, Michigan.

Mother LeeAnne Walters' children developed health issues after exposure to US contaminated water

Mother LeeAnne Walters' children developed health issues after exposure to US contaminated water

CCTV America's Owen Fairclough spoke to LeeAnne Walters, a mother whose children developed health problems following exposure to the contaminated water in the northern U.S. town of Flint, Michigan.