FRONTLINE: Flint's Deadly Water The Flint water crisis has become known for the lead poisoning of thousands of children. But an exclusive new FRONTLINE investigation reveals the story of another, deadly problem with the water unfolding at the same time - that few people know about.
Based on two years of enterprise reporting by a FRONTLINE team in Flint, Flint's Deadly Water documents an outbreak of Legionnaires' disease during the water crisis that has continued to claim lives in the city five years later.
FRONTLINE's investigation shows how people were getting sick and dying from the severe form of pneumonia caused by waterborne bacteria for more than a year before the public was notified. Officially, twelve people in Flint died from the outbreak - but the FRONTLINE investigation has found that the death toll was likely far higher.
With exclusive interviews, internal state emails and documents obtained by FRONTLINE, and a sweeping analysis of every death in the county since the start of the water crisis, Flint's Deadly Water is a comprehensive, richly detailed investigation that expands public understanding of the Flint water crisis - and asks whether anyone will ever be held accountable.
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