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Will my hometown’s water ever be safe again?

Prospect cartoonist Patrick Hardin reports on the crisis in his hometown of Flint, Michigan

By Patrick Hardin  

Scroll down to see photographs taken by residents of Flint 

The city of Flint, in Michigan, was once an industrial powerhouse. General Motors was founded here in 1908. By 1960, Flint’s population approached 200,000, with 75,000 or more employed in the car factories. Life was very good, with Flint having one of the highest per-capita incomes in the world for a city of its size. Those days are not…

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