Author: chloereichel

Research Reporter Chloe Reichel came to Journalist’s Resource in 2017 from the Vineyard Gazette. Her work has also appeared in Cambridge Day, the Cape Cod Times and Harvard Magazine.@chloereichel.Email Chloe

Lead in drinking water: Key facts and reporting tips

In 2014, the city of Flint, Michigan changed its water supply, switching from Lake Huron water piped in from Detroit to its own Flint River. The river water wasn’t properly treated, and so it corroded the city’s lead pipes, carrying the toxic metal through the community’s faucets. Thousands of children were poisoned, and twelve