The Poisoned City

The Poisoned City

Flint's Water and the American Urban Tragedy

Anna Clark

The Truman administration encouraged this with its Cold War–era policy of industrial dispersion, which urged manufacturers to move out of cities so that they would be less vulnerable to enemy attack. 31 Between 1947 and 1960, GM built eight new manufacturing plants in Genesee County, all of them outside Flint, while also shutting down several plants within the city borders.

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