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THE GOOD, THE BAD, and THE UGLY: Rating comments of public officials and experts on the Flint water crisis

This gallery of quotes provides a guide to more than 30 statements attributed to public officials, government regulators, and other drinking water and public health experts throughout the Flint drinking water saga.

Each quote is marked at the top with one of three labels:

  1. “Bad Information” - a statement that ultimately turns out to be seriously incorrect.
  2. “Outrageous Statement” – a statement that is not only seriously incorrect, but suggests some combination of irresponsibility, insensitivity, or a serious lack of professional judgement or urgency in dealing with the lead-poisoning crisis.
  3. “Truth Telling.” – accurate, revelatory statements that ultimately lead to full exposure of the lead crisis in Flint drinking water.

This gallery summarizes far more detailed information within the Michigan Truth Squad's Flint Water Disaster Timeline.

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