Flint's lead-poisoned water crisis also triggered a deadly BACTERIA outbreak killing 12, new report reveals | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


Flint's lead-poisoned water crisis also triggered a deadly BACTERIA outbreak killing 12, new report reveals

The water crisis in Flint, Michigan caused an outbreak of Legionnaires' disease that killed 12 people and sickened nearly 90 others, according to a new report.

In April 2014, the city's water source was switched from the Detroit water system to the Flint River.

This cost-cutting measure led to tainted drinking water that contained lead and other toxins.

New research published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences reveals the contaminated water also carried Legionella bacteria which triggered an outbreak.

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