CORROSION—the technical research journal devoted to furthering the knowledge of corrosion science and engineering—has released the first NACE Podcasts series, entitled the “Flint Phenomenon.”
The first episode launched on September 12, with additional episodes coming this fall. This podcast series explores the water crisis that unfolded in Flint, Michigan, USA, including the causes of lead release in the drinking water and how the situation was handled and explores similar issues affecting other communities.
The first episode includes discussion on the difficulty in identifying and replacing lead pipe in Flint and throughout the United States. The second episode continues the discussion, with panelists exploring the science behind the problem while evaluating the difficulty in monitoring lead in water systems, the use of corrosion inhibitors and water filters, the changing standards of lead in metals and drinking water, and how Flint is doing today.
Panelists include Virginia Tech University (Blacksburg, Virginia, USA) Engineering Professor Marc Edwards, who led the team that collected the water samples in Flint; Darren Lytle, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) (Washington, DC, USA) Engineer; and John Scully, Technical Editor in Chief of CORROSION journal and Chair of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Virginia (Charlottesville, Virginia, USA).
The second episode of the Flint Phenomenon series will be released in late September, with additional episodes currently in development. Going forward, NACE Podcasts will feature topics of interest to the corrosion and protective coatings industries, with episodes hosted by different areas within NACE. NACE Podcasts are freely available to listeners and can be accessed directly via NACE’s website and major podcast distributors including Google Play, Spotify, and Apple Podcasts.
NACE and CORROSION journal are planning more episodes and series in the months ahead, so stay tuned for more information and subscribe to NACE Podcasts to get the latest episodes.
Source: NACE International, www.nace.org.