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Time Magazine Names Flint Doctor, Water Researcher Among ‘Most Influential People’

Time Magazine is releasing its list of the year’s 100 Most Influential People. And it includes two people who uncovered lead in Flint’s water supply.

One is pediatrician Mona Hanna-Attisha, who discovered elevated levels of lead in the blood of children from Flint.

The other is Virginia Tech civil engineering Professor Marc Edwards, who used his own resources to test Flint’s water and uncover the widespread water contamination.

Edwards is being hailed as someone who “blew the whistle” on the water crisis.

But Edwards tells WDET’s Quinn Klinefelter he does not see himself that way.

About the Author

Quinn Klinefelter

Senior News Editor

I grab news in the morning, check the papers and the wires, call sources and take a big gulp of coffee. That’s how I start the day.

qklinefelter@wdet.org  

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