FLINT, Michigan – In December, LeeAnne Walters spoke to America Tonight about the ongoing water crisis in Flint, Michigan. Officials found excessively high levels of lead running from her faucet, and her son was poisoned.
Since then, the mother-turned-activist has moved to Virginia, but regularly travels back to Flint to conduct water testing and to advocate for her friends and neighbors who still live there. Most recently, she has been testing chlorine levels in the water, under the guidance of water experts from Virginia Tech.
In this excerpt of our interview, she talks about what happened in Flint:
In December, Dan Wyant, then-director of Michigan’s Department of Environmental Quality, also spoke to America Tonight about the crisis.
Following the release of a report from an independent task force, which found the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality was primarily responsible for not ensuring that the drinking water in Flint was safe, Wyant resigned.
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