Without These Whistleblowers, We May Never Have Known the Full Extent of the Flint Water Crisis

A concerned mother and a renowned scientist spearheaded the investigation that exposed the dangers lurking in the water supply of the Michigan city. (1:17)

Marc Edwards and LeeAnne Walters won the 2016 Smithsonian magazine American Ingenuity Award for Social Progress. Read more about their work here.
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