Many of us remember where we were when we first learned about a major disaster. I heard President Kennedy was shot while waiting in line outside my third-grade classroom. Chernobyl and the Challenger explosion made the TV news in a rented house, and Deepwater Horizon was announced on my radio headphones while I was painting a porch. Many of you were with me on Sept. 11, 2001 at the ISA Show in Houston. I wonder where the water treatment and quality experts were in April 2014, when Flint, Michigan's municipal supply was switched from Lake Huron to the Flint River? Flint River water is 19 times as corrosive as Lake Huron, with higher levels of salts and bacteria. But…Full Story
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