The Ethical Lessons for Engineers from the Flint Water Crisis

  • Wednesday, September 20, 2017
    11:45 am – 1:15 pm

    Session Information:

    The Flint Water Crisis is a unique case study in the history of engineering and scientific misconduct. The multi-month exposure of an unsuspecting population to very high levels of the best-known neurotoxin, was perpetrated by multiple government agencies whose sole mission was to protect the public health. This experience, coupled with the 2001-2004 Washington, D.C. lead in drinking water crisis, illustrate the ethical and moral responsibilities of public servants.