Flint Is Receiving $2.3M In Federal Funding For Hazardous Paint Removal
Flint is getting $2.3M in federal funding to help in the removal of lead-based paint in homes around Flint.
It's not just the paint that they'll be focused on either. The money will also be used to target water lines in homes that have trace amounts of lead. I feel like this is a push we've need for a long time, and it's sad that we're still dealing with it in 2021.
There is no safe level of lead exposure. We must do everything we can to eliminate lead hazards from homes and neighborhoods,” said Congressman Kildee. “This federal grant will help the city of Flint expand programs to reduce lead hazards in homes. I am proud to help bring these critical resources to Flint, and I will continue working in Congress to eliminate lead in homes, schools and drinking water.” Source:NBC25.com
My question is exactly how much lead exposure is there in Flint right now? You would figure with the former administration getting a massive amount of money via the water crisis we would almost have none in the city of Flint. Sadly, that's not the case. We've still got old war-era homes and old schools with lead all over the place. With this money, I hope we can finally seal up any lead-infested homes and schools and begin to make Flint the city it was meant to be.