Michigan Alumni using CHDS education in combating Flint water crisis

Naval Postgraduate School Center for Homeland Defense and Security alumni are using their education as they lead efforts to supply beleaguered Flint with potable water and resolve the water crisis.

Plastic bottles containing water from Flint’s drinking water

Something is in the water: plastic bottles containing water from Flint’s drinking water pipes. Photos by Keoni Cabral via flickr.com.

Michigan State Police Captain Chris Kelenske, Deputy State Director of Emergency Management and Homeland Security and Deputy Homeland Security Advisor, was part of the Naval Postgraduate School Center for Homeland Defense and Security alumni trio playing high-profile roles. Joining him was Cooley Law Professor Mike McDaniel who was enlisted by the city to plan for and oversee service line and water main replacements and infrastructure repairs and to serve as a liaison for Flint. Linda Scott has worked to support the medical and public health policy and response (ESF # 6 & 8) as the Director of the Division of Emergency Preparedness and Response within the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. Read the full story

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