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Flint, Michigan Water Lawsuit Settlement Rises to $641M

The proposed settlement of a lawsuit filed on behalf of residents of Flint, Michigan, who were harmed by lead-tainted water now totals about $641 million, officials revealed on Nov. 18. The lawsuit was the result of workers following state environmental …

Flint Residents Want to Bring Snyder, Others Back into Water Suit

Residents and businesses affected by the lead-contaminated water crisis in Flint are asking a judge to reinstate Republican Gov. Rick Snyder and other Michigan officials as defendants in a class-action lawsuit. Lawyers said Sunday that an amended complaint includes evidence …

Water Samples Show Elevated Lead Levels in Flint, Michigan, Schools

Recent water tests at elementary schools in Flint have found an increase in samples showing lead levels above the federal action limit. The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality determined that 28 samples tested in February were above 15 parts per …

State Sues Flint, Michigan, over Water Deal Refusal

The state of Michigan has sued Flint, alleging that the city council’s delay in approving a broadly backed recommendation to buy water long term from a Detroit-area system is endangering public health in the wake of a man-made crisis that …

Michigan Health Chief, Others Face Criminal Charges over Flint Water

Five people, including the head of Michigan’s health department, were charged with involuntary manslaughter in an investigation of Flint’s lead-contaminated water, all blamed in the death of an 85-year-old man who had Legionnaires’ disease. Nick Lyon is the highest-ranking member …

Lead Levels in Flint, Michigan, Water Fall Below Federal Limit

Flint’s water system no longer has levels of lead exceeding the federal limit, a key finding that Michigan state environmental officials said is good news for a city whose 100,000 residents have been grappling with the man-made water crisis. The …

Citing Flint Water, Detroit-Area Sinkhole, Snyder Calls for Addressing Infrastructure

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder on Jan. 17 called for addressing Michigan’s aging infrastructure over the next several decades, citing the Flint water crisis that has roiled his administration and a football field-sized sinkhole that formed recently in suburban Detroit. In …

Reuters: Beyond Flint, Thousands of Areas in U.S. Struggle with Lead Poisoning

On a sunny November afternoon in St. Joseph, Missouri, birthplace of the Pony Express and death spot of Jesse James, Lauranda Mignery watched her son Kadin, 2, dig in their front yard. As he played, she scolded him for putting …

Grand Jury Probe of Michigan Governor’s Legal Defense Sought by Flint Resident

A Flint resident is asking for a grand jury investigation of Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder’s decision to use at least $2 million in state funds for his legal representation related to criminal probes of the city’s water crisis. The complaint, …

6 Public Workers Charged in Flint, Michigan, Water Crisis

Six current or former state employees were charged on July 29 with misconduct and other crimes in the Flint, Mich., water crisis, bringing to nine the number of public officials facing prosecution over the lead contamination that alarmed parents across …