Flint water crisis drives widespread grassroots efforts

January 30, 2016 4:07 AM

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Flint water crisis drives widespread grassroots efforts

The crisis over lead-contaminated water in impoverished Flint, Mich., is prompting a flood of quickly assembled grassroots campaigns to get clean, bottled water to the Midwestern city.

Images of the rashes of children who’ve bathed in the water and of brown liquid spilling from faucets have spread through social media and news organizations. They have lit a fire under people from Los Angeles to Syracuse, N.Y., from the Chicago area to Texas. Churches, community organizations, grou...

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