Mother, doctor honored for exposing Flint water crisis

March 4, 2016 - MLive

The doctor and Flint mother who were at the center of exposing the city's water crisis have been honored with the 2016 PEN/Toni and James C. Goodale Freedom of Expression Courage Award. LeeAnne Walters and Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha were announced Friday, March 4, as the winners of the award, which was established in 2014 to honor exceptional acts of courage in the use of freedom of speech. Hanna-Attisha, an assistant professor of pediatrics at Michigan State University and clinician at Hurley Medical Center, conducted the testing that revealed spikes in the number of children in the city testing positive for elevated blood lead levels.

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