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“It’s from George Orwell’s 1984, a reminder of the doublethink Edwards encountered in DC. He still considers his work there a total failure.”

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Ed. Note: Check this map to see if you have lead service lines coming into your house.

“Dear PoPville,

This article is about lead in the water in Flint, but it profiles an engineer working there who also worked in DC beginning in 2003. It’s not very reassuring! I thought you might be interested if you haven’t seen it yet.”

“But he never forgot the lesson of DC. Taped to the door of Edwards’ office at Virginia Tech is a slip of paper that reads: “This, thought Winston, was the most frightening aspect of the party regime—that it could obliterate memory, turn lies into Truth and alter the Past …”

It’s from George Orwell’s 1984, a reminder of the doublethink Edwards encountered in DC. He still considers his work there a total failure. “These agencies, over every objection I made, went ahead and poisoned kids,” Edwards says. He wasn’t going to let that happen again.”

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