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Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Michael Hiltzik writes the daily blog “The Economy Hub.” His business column appears every ...

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Michael Hiltzik

Michael Hiltzik

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How scientists failed the public in the Flint water crisis

How scientists failed the public in the Flint water crisis

February 8, 2016

The Flint, Mich., water crisis, in which thousands of children were exposed to elevated lead levels after a supposedly money-saving decision to start using the corrosive Flint River as the city's water supply, is more than a massive failure of politics and regulation. It's also a failure of science and scientists.

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