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  1. I have to disagree with the posting. The contaminants in the Flint water are indeed the problem. But, for the most part, Flint could have ameliorated the leaching of lead and iron from the pipes. But then the problem is how much decrease in chlorine in the water would result? In order to meet standards for safe drinking water there must be a low level of contaminants as well as of pathogens. Before switching to the Flint River, the water company should have determined how much of what chemicals were needed to achieve both standards — if, in fact, they can be achieved with chemicals available to use and without unwanted side effects.

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