Water crisis in Flint, Michigan, affecting its poorest residents
December 13, 2015
As residents await possible government disaster aid, how does their city recover?
For months, state and city agencies allowed contaminated water with high levels of lead into Flint, Michigan. Now residents and officials are left to pick up the pieces. One of them is Rhonda Kelso, a mother on a fixed income, who says her daughter, who has a disability, has seen her condition worsen because of the water crisis. In this excerpt of a special two-part report from America Tonight, Lori Jane Gliha speaks with Kelso and with a local journalist who shows how the city used loopholes in EPA guidelines to mislead the public about the safety of the water.