Water Crisis in Flint could be Happening Nationwide

Experts say problems in U.S. water systems, plus a lack of accountability, could impact other cities as much as Flint.

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A new study released this week finds that the contamination in Flint’s water supply could be just the tip of a national iceberg.

The Natural Resources Defense Council estimates as many as 20 million people in the U.S. could be drinking water from systems that are in violation of federal standards..

The Council’s Health Program Director, Erik Olson, tells WDET’s Quinn Klinefelter some water systems violating lead-level standards appear as if they are not even being tracked by the government.


  • Quinn Klinefelter

    Quinn Klinefelter is a Senior News Editor at 101.9 WDET. In 1996, he was literally on top of the news when he interviewed then-Senator Bob Dole about his presidential campaign and stepped on his feet.