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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.”

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