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Emails Show Flint Govt Bought Clean Water for Themselves While Residents Drank Poison for a Year

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Flint, MI — As the water crisis in Flint shows no signs of coming to an end anytime soon, one thing is clear — not one government official has yet to be held accountable for causing it.

As details emerge about how officials have known about the tainted water and simply allowed the public to consume it without taking action, newly released documents reveal that the state wasn’t entirely without action — for themselves.

A series of emails released Thursday, obtained through a FOIA request shows that not only did officials know the water was tainted, but they took action and began trucking in water to state buildings so they would no longer have to drink it.

The emails show that after concerns were raised about the levels of TTHM in Flint water, the Snyder administration chose not to wait for the results to come back in March of 2015, and instead took action in January.

“TTHM” is “total trihalomethanes,” a group of chemical compounds that form during drinking water treatment. The compounds are produced when organic matter in natural water reacts chemically with chlorine disinfectants.

In an email from the District Engineer of the Office of Drinking Water and Municipal Assistance, Michael Prysby sent out a notice to several members of Michigan’s Department of Environmental Quality.

“Appears certain state departments are concerned with Flint’s WQ [Water Quality]. I will return the call….” read the email. 

Instead of immediately notifying the citizens of the tainted water, the Snyder administration used taxpayer dollars to protect government officials only.

In a memo dated two days prior to the email mentioned above, which highlights the fact that officials knew about the water crisis well before now, the Michigan Department of Technology, Management and Budget (DTMB) informed Flint officials that they would be protected from the dangers of the city water.

According to the memo, titled Facility Notification: Flint Water Advisory,

The City of Flint recently sent out the attached notice regarding violations to the drinking water standards. While the City of Flint states that corrective actions are not necessary, DTMB is in the process of providing a water cooler on each occupied floor, positioned near the water fountain, so you can choose which water to drink. The coolers will arrive today and will be provided as long as the public water does not meet treatment requirements.

Had the residents of Flint been afforded the same courtesy, of which their tax dollars supplied, the poisoning of countless children and adults alike could have been prevented. As the government officials were allowed to ‘choose’ which water source they wanted to drink, the poor residents were being systematically and knowingly poisoned.

“It appears the state wasn’t as slow as we first thought in responding the Flint Water Crisis. Sadly, the only response was to protect the Snyder administration from future liability and not to protect the children of Flint from lead poisoning,” said Lonnie Scott, executive director of Progress Michigan in a press release on Thursday. “While residents were being told to relax and not worry about the water, the Snyder administration was taking steps to limit exposure in its own building.”


Matt Agorist is an honorably discharged veteran of the USMC and former intelligence operator directly tasked by the NSA. This prior experience gives him unique insight into the world of government corruption and the American police state. Agorist has been an independent journalist for over a decade and has been featured on mainstream networks around the world.

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    • BUT WHO WOULD BUILD THE ROADS?!?

    • BUT GANGS WOULD TAKE OVER
      > implying a gang could trick the entire country into letting itself be extorted and not fighting back

    • Yeah I live in Michigan and I hope folks git the streets soon.

    • Amy Jean Me too. Where are the pitchforks and torches?

  • Damn

  • How about some merciless accountability.

  • Let them eat cake

  • Where’s the indictment?

  • Have to weed out the undesirables somehow ¯_(ツ)_/¯

  • http://worldtruth.tv/food-stamp-welfare-individuals-must-be-rfid-chipped-2/ Welfare and food stamp recipients must receive mandatory RFID tracking chips.

  • Worthless tossers.

  • “All hail the Tea Party!”

  • They knew, they did nothing, they should rot in prison.

  • HANG every single one of them and it will renew my faith in Justice in this corrupted cesspit called America

  • go ahead just feel like shit.

  • Bastards!

  • Hang em all!

  • What a surprise.

  • I’d be going John Wayne if I lived in Flint mate

  • run em out on a rail,….

  • It’s all part of the plan..

  • Have the right to bear arms people for reason, it has nothing to do with home defence.

  • Criminal

  • Prison, please…

  • Jail THEM!

  • Many of Gov. Snyder’s emails are heavily redacted, and others missing, so it’s hard to discern exactly when Snyder first knew about the Lead Poisoning of Flint’s waters. But in July 2015 Brad Wurfel, of the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality stated, “…anyone who is concerned about lead in the drinking water of Flint can relax.” At the very least Snyder is guilty of gross mismanagement for not knowing of his underlings’ involvement in the Flint environmental disaster. At worst Snyder is guilty of a massive Cover Up, echoing the Watergate Scandal. A full scale Criminal Investigation of this human tragedy is warranted. If Snyder is guilty of a felony then send his ass to Prison, like any other corrupt governor.

  • Viral

  • Iceland put their criminal politicians behind bars, where they belong. Sure wish we would do the same. Another thought, if we put criminal politicians behind bars, there would be no politicians left.

    • Exactly! Criminal politician is as redundant as “police state”.

    • And no PC space left in jails

    • Keep them in a special jail. They run a pipeline from Flint river to the jail as only water source.

  • IF this is TRUE………. a PRISON TERM should be in the future for ALL who “knew”!

  • This has got to stop!!!

  • When did it become OK
    to intentionally poison US citizens? Why are
    these individuals not serving time in prison?

  • Somebody needs punched.

  • We will be like Mexico very soon with all the corruption they’re getting away with

  • Just a government experiment of how water contaminant threshold no difference than the stutigiez(sp) experiment back in the day

  • Looks to me that the Flint CITY government was the bad actor in this play. They made the decisions that imperiled residents, not the State.

    • The Flint “city government” was managed by governor-appointed bureaucrats. The fault lies with the governor.

  • Make them drink the water until it is fixed

  • Disgusting

  • …..rise up Flint

  • Kunts

  • wonder what would happen if a citizen tried that crap

  • Lynch , the ball is in your court . If you can’t prosecute these people you’re not worth your salt .

  • You want the REAL story of Flint?!?! Then stop listening to the media, you’re only hearing a fraction of the story. The people’s voice is embodied in these men, https://m.facebook.com/KING810FLINT/
    All you need to do is stop talking, stop reading, and watch and LISTEN!
    https://youtu.be/4bYu8eOEdyQ

  • Tar and feather is too good.

  • sheeezs You love your republican party

  • That’s the American way

  • [[midfing]]

  • Where is Federal Prison time for these bastards!?!?!?!?

  • Anything short of jail is an injustice. Prison.

  • I believe they have known longer than a year. Now more than just minority are getting sick and dying. I believe its spreading.

  • WTF!!!

  • There must be criminal charges.

  • They knew what they we’re doing. .. It was purposely done Wake up people. … This is going on all over the world… It’s about money, power, race, hate,and depopulation of people we need The Lord….. Washington can’t help us and and not people still not gonna stick together tho… Even though the truth is in our face pray y’all because this is only the beginning of what they got plant going on every thing that’s happening they’ve already now about…. May God be with all of us…..

  • It was the city, not the state, stupid people!

  • They should be charged with crimes against humanity and put to death. If a single person died from the water

  • unbelievable, we are all being poisoned all over the world must be the plan to get the population down, make room for the elite

  • Off to jail with all of them

  • If code dime animals more equal than others

  • Real fuckin smart assholes

  • In the words of Donald Trump!
    “YOU’RE FIRED”

  • Jail time is needed here!

  • THATS REPUBLICANS SO NEXT ELECTIONS GO WITH DOCTOR PHIL TO GET BRAIN EVALUATION B4 YOU VOTE REPUBLICAN AGAIN , AM I WRIGHT BUSH ?

  • disgusting

  • Asquerosos.

  • Sonofabitches!

  • They should make his ass bathe and drink the contaminated water.He and his family

  • Fuckers.

  • “The ***City of Flint*** recently sent out the attached notice regarding violations to the drinking water standards. While the City of Flint states that corrective actions are not necessary, DTMB is in the process of providing a water cooler on each occupied floor, positioned near the water fountain, so you can choose which water to drink. The coolers will arrive today and will be provided as long as the public water does not meet treatment requirements.”

  • They should be charged also with hindering prosecution.

  • The Public is going to have to start taking things into there own hands and punish people like this!

  • Lock them up and throw away the key.

  • Michigan is a generally shitty state and I have felt for years that it should be handed over to Canada to see if they can do something better with it.

  • They need to be sent to jail for the rest of there lives

  • All elected officials, following the plan, greed has consumed the government.