Director The city of Flint in Michigan, US, has a water crisis. It’s been going on since 2014 when residents were switched to a cheaper supply but it took a year before the authorities admitted there was a problem. As a result, thousands were exposed to lead poisoning, carcinogenic chemicals and legionella bacteria. Miguel Francis Santiago investigates what caused the problem, its dire consequences and why they tried to cover it up. For 50 years the authorities of Flint in Michigan, US had bought the city’s water from a trusted source.