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Doctor who helped expose Flint water crisis speaking at MSU


A doctor credited with bringing the Flint drinking water crisis to the public's attention after state agencies initially dismissed her concerns will speak at Michigan State University's upcoming undergraduate commencement ceremony.

The East Lansing school announced Wednesday that Mona Hanna-Attisha will speak May 6 at Breslin Student Events Center and receive an honorary doctorate of science.

University President LouAnna K. Simon says Hanna-Attisha's "heroism has inspired the nation."

The Hurley Hospital pediatrician reported high levels of lead in the blood of children and pleaded with the public to stop drinking the corrosive water, which had been releasing lead from old pipes for more than a year.

Gov. Rick Snyder eventually acknowledged what she had found and gave her full credit.

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