The EPA's Office of Inspector General says in a report that the agency must take steps now to be able to react more quickly in times of public health emergencies.
By Associated Press
The Supreme Court's decision not to get involved means two federal lawsuits over the lead-tainted water crisis in Flint, Michigan, will move forward.
By Associated Press
In the U.S., bureaucracies and lopsided water politics have brought shortages of safe and consistent water supplies for people on the fringes of society.
By Kamala Kelkar
The absence of a water treatment -- called orthophosphate -- was a major contributor to lead contamination in Flint, University of Michigan chemists confirmed.
By Roni Dengler
By Dayana Morales Gomez
The director of the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services was charged with involuntary manslaughter Wednesday for his role in the Flint water crisis. The felony charge makes Nick Lyon the highest-ranking state official accused of wrongdoing as part…
By Lisa Song, ProPublica
The EPA's Office of Research and Development has been at the front lines of virtually every environmental crisis. The Trump administration wants to cut its funding in half.
In our news wrap Tuesday, the U.S. commander in Iraq, Lt. Gen. Stephen Townsend, says there's a "fair chance" that a U.S. airstrike played a role in killing scores of civilians in Mosul, but voiced doubt that the weapon used…
Children in 29 California neighborhoods have been exposed to high levels of lead poisoning that rival those of Flint, Michigan, according to data Reuters obtained from the California Department of Public Health.
By PBS NewsHour
On Tuesday, Michigan’s attorney general filed new criminal charges in Flint’s lead contamination case. But Flint is not alone. Reports from both USA Today and Reuters find that lead contamination is widespread, affecting some millions of Americans, usually in rural…
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