For several Georgia counties, an invisible Flint level water crisis looms

(APN) ATLANTA — National outrage has turned to the City of Flint, Michigan, where murky, discolored water is coming out of residents’ faucets, with lead and iron to blame.  This was caused by changing the water source from Lake Huron to the Flint River, which was in order to save money.

Here is Georgia, many communities are struggling with dangerous pollutants in their water, but there is no spectacle of brown water for television news B roll; instead, invisible pollutants, some radioactive, are a silent, invisible danger.

Dr. Yolanda Whyte, a pediatrician who specializes in environmental health, testified at a press conference at the Georgia Capitol, on March 14, 2016, about the rise in neurodevelopmental disorders, cancers, and other pollution-related diseases in children.

Read the full post in the Atlanta Progressive News

Date: April 6, 2016

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