The Flint Water Crisis – Art Imitates Life

Posted by: Rhona Reid On April 26, 2016 9:00 am

 
Where life goes, Hollywood follows.  And so during the same week that Michigan Governor Rick Snyder vowed to drink Flint water both at home and at work for 30 days to give reassurance that it’s safe to consume, a film is being fast tracked through the erm…pipeline.

“Can we get Costner to play Snyder? Tell him it’s another film about water.”

Inspired by Time Magazine’s February cover story “The Toxic Tap,” producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron have optioned the rights and will make the film for Sony Pictures Television.

Another Town in Crisis

The news cannot really come as much solace to the people of Flint, where up to 12,000 children have been exposed to elevated levels of …

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Is Bruni the Next Flint? The Town in Texas with Arsenic in the Water.

Posted by: Rhona Reid On April 12, 2016 9:00 am

 
The residents of Bruni, less than 50 miles east of the Mexican border, know exactly how the people of Flint, Michigan feel.

Would you let your child drink this?
Would you let your child drink this?

Another Flint?

Flint, of course, is infamous for the town’s water supply becoming toxic with dangerously high levels of lead.  Bruni’s horror?  Turn on a tap and rife in the cloudy, unappetizing water is arsenic.  Linked to increased risk of developmental and intellectual issues in children, cancer and lung problems; in 2001, the EPA decided that the acceptable level of arsenic in drinking water should be lowered from 50 ppb (parts per billion) to 10 pbb.

This is the root cause of the controversy in Bruni.  During 2014 – 2015,  …

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