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Detroit to shut off drinking water
in schools after lead found

Reuters, by Suzannah Gonzales

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Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 8/31/2018 8:31:56 PM

Chicago - Detroit authorities on Wednesday ordered drinking water shut off at all city public schools after elevated levels of lead and copper were found in water at more than a dozen buildings with antiquated plumbing systems. Over the weekend, supplies were cut at 16 schools and bottled water was provided until water coolers arrive, Detroit Public Schools Community District Superintendent Nikolai Vitti said. Although there is no evidence of excessive levels of copper or lead in other schools, Vitti decided to shut off water throughout the system “until a deeper and broader analysis can be conducted to determine the long-term

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How is it that this once great dRATS city can suddenly have this water problem identified just as the students arrive back for the new school year. Is this a manufactured crisis to get some type of immediate Federal funding till fixed, or will the bill go to the already cash-stepped people in newer taxes?

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Ben Around, 8/31/2018 8:37:13 PM     (No. 11742580)


Just one more reason to believe a blue wave is coming, the dems have demonstrated they have the best capabilities to govern.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: antiquegolf, 8/31/2018 8:55:19 PM     (No. 11742587)

Quick, roll out the blame Governor Rick Snyder talking points.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Highlander, 8/31/2018 9:08:07 PM     (No. 11742595)

Detroit and Flint are in the same state. Something in the water?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Trigger2, 9/1/2018 12:54:12 AM     (No. 11742694)

CA taxes its citizens to high heaven for schools and yet they can´t seem to ever find a penny to fix antiquated plumbing systems? Is the answer always "Let´s tax them some more and demand new shiny Taj Mahal schools"?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Trigger2, 9/1/2018 12:56:07 AM     (No. 11742695)

IL, not CA. But what´s the difference? Both places are run by tax and spend demonrats.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Wetenschapper, 9/1/2018 5:48:00 AM     (No. 11742753)

Somebody should tell these doofuses that copper, in low concentrations, is not only not toxic, it´s a dietary requirement. Lead plumbing is not in itself a concern, and many of the older houses in Europe still have lead pipes (ours, for instance). The interior of the pipe becomes crusted over with calcium carbonate after a time, sealing off the lead which, at any rate, will dissolve into the water in biologically significant quantities only if the water is quite acidic.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: strike3, 9/1/2018 7:05:31 AM     (No. 11742788)

Next week´s problem will be the plumbing systems stopped up with plastic water bottles.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: jackburton, 9/1/2018 7:15:58 AM     (No. 11742800)

If the water is allowed to sit in the pipes... guess what will be found when they turn on the spigots?

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 9/1/2018 7:30:15 AM     (No. 11742818)

All ground water has trace elements of everything in it. Water is the great solvent. It dissolves all sorts of stuff and when it comes in contact with human made pipes, it starts dissolving them too---but, when your testing evolves to a point it cvan detect billionths and tens of billionths, you start finding more and more "stuff" in your water. For some reason, the Democrats use these traces of harmful elements to political advantage. I think it is because arsenic, lead, copper, asbestos, etc are all popularly known to be "Bad!" by the public which knows nothing of water chemistry and biology. Since sound bites get votes, Democrats can be seen to be "Doing something about it!" when in fact, they are merely fighting a tempest in a teapot.

Note: In his last week in office, Bill Clinton signed the Clean Water Act which drove the cots of community water treatment across America through the roof needlessly. I was a water master at the time and it enraged all of my fellow water treatment specialists because we knew it was all political bull S. But, each of our communities had to take out massive loans to find ways to remove the most insignificant traces of natural compounds in drinking water- water that had never caused anyone any harm. Yet, Democrats got political hay for it. Outrageous!

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Reply 10 - Posted by: jacksin5, 9/1/2018 9:37:42 AM     (No. 11742998)

This same thing is happening in Polk County Florida Schools.

Found just in time to be an Election Talking Point.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: dvc, 9/1/2018 2:14:34 PM     (No. 11743464)

"Elevated levels"....no numbers. Elevated above what? Above zero? I call Fake News. Lying by omission.

Current technology will let them detect at the level of single part per billion.

Perspective: If the metals were detected a 1 part per billion that would be like 7 people in the entire world population.

Without actual numbers and comparing this to the allowable levels, it is pure hysterical, unscientific hype.

Dose makes the poison. an old truism. Anything, literally, can be safe in low enough dosage. But that does not fit "the narrative".

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