Read What the Professor Who Helped Expose the Flint Water Scandal Said About Science and Academia in 2016

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It was the injustice of it all and that the very agencies that are paid to protect these residents from lead in water, knew or should’ve known after June at the very very latest of this year, that federal law was not being followed in Flint, and that these children and residents were not being protected, and the extent to which they went to cover this up exposes a new level of arrogance and uncaring that I have never encountered.

– Virginia Tech Professor, Marc Edwards

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past several weeks, you’ll be aware of the extremely sad and infuriating water scandal that has been exposed in Flint, Michigan. Marc Edwards, a courageous and ethical professor of civil-engineering at Virginia Tech University, played a major role in exposing this public health danger as well as the inexcusable efforts of scientists and public officials to cover it up…

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4 comments on “Read What the Professor Who Helped Expose the Flint Water Scandal Said About Science and Academia in 2016
  1. Flopot says:

    This is the Krieger I like — no the Bernie Bot.

  2. Flopot says:

    *not

  3. 7th Avenue Aviator says:

    @flopot

    Grew up in Saginaw. A complete s#ithole now . Was pretty decent back then. Just a hop skip from Flint. After GM left Michigan decades ago to go overseas (Latin included), for cheap labor, crash & burn for the state. Good memories though. Hook up with cousin Bruce (Flint) and cruise all night in his Chevy SS 396 (big block) up and down the strip looking for the ladies and gas really was really cheap. 20-30 cents gal.

    Fine times

    73

  4. Wahrheit says:

    These days, anyone who questions the corporate, racist, anti-poor status quo in any way is a conspiracy theorist.

    I thought megalomania was exclusive to Silicon Valley but the more I look at government I see that corruption fosters it there too.