Season 44 Episode 10

Poisoned Water

Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM May 31, 2017 on PBS
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Poisoned Water
An investigation of what happened in Flint, Mich., when officials changed the city's water source to save money, but overlooked a critical treatment process. As the water pipes corroded, lead leached into the system, exposing the community—including thousands of children—to dangerous levels of poison. Included: the science behind the disaster, from the intricacies of water chemistry to the biology of lead poisoning to the misuse of science itself.moreless

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