The Public Broadcasting Service program NOVA, the most-watched science series on American television, will air an episode looking at the chemistry and engineering behind the three-year-old lead-contaminated water crisis in Flint, Michigan.
From my post on The Root:
According to MLive, PBS issued a news release announcing the program, which will premier on May 31 at 9 p.m.
“In a money saving maneuver, the city of Flint, Michigan — under the authority of a state-appointed emergency manager — switched its municipal water supply from Lake Huron to the Flint River,” the news
“Unbeknownst to the city officials at the time, this switch would trigger a chemical chain reaction with devastating results: thousand of children exposed to lead poisoning, and very likely two outbreaks of Legionnaires’ disease, claiming 12 lives.”