Could Buffalo become the next Flint?

Published May 23, 2017

A story on WKBW-TV about the Flint water crisis asks whether Buffalo could face a similar challenge and interviews James Jensen, professor of civil, structural and environmental engineering.

Jensen, who also serves as the department's director of undergraduate studies for the environmental engineering program, said it’s less likely to become an issue here because Western New York water comes from the Great Lakes, one of the freshest sources of water in the world. “For something like Flint to happen in Western New York, we would have to have the same kind of failures at many different levels,” he said.

Read the story here.