Lead Is In Metro Detroit’s Water. What’s Next? Plus 5 Things To Know Around Detroit

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Lead in our drinking water has been in the news, with quite a few suburban communities learning they have levels of lead that require action under new guidelines that are stricter than those the Environmental Protection Agency sets.

To help explain what’s actually happening our guest on the show is Elin Betanzo.

Elin Betanzo, PE

In August of 2015, Elin played a critical role in uncovering the Flint Water Crisis by encouraging Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, a Flint pediatrician, to conduct a study that discovered elevated lead levels in children living in Flint, Michigan. Elin continues to work on lead and drinking water policy at federal, state, and local levels.

She’s also the founder of Safe Water Engineering LLC, a small consulting firm working to improve access to safe drinking water through engineering and policy consulting.

Plus 5 Things To Know Around Detroit:

– The longest-serving African American Congressman, John Conyers, has died. 

– A new poll puts Rashida Tlaib at the front of the pack in her Detroit congressional district.

– Uber Eats unveils a new delivery drone at the Forbes Under 30 summit in Detroit.

– Detroit-based internet provider Rocket Fiber expands into Grosse Pointe

– The Ford Flex will be no more

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