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
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 Dayana Morales Gomez
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 Michael Rios
In Flint, Michigan, residents still must use a filter to drink tap water, but the cost of that water will soon increase. The state is ending a subsidy program that reduced customers’ water bills after Flint's water was contaminated with…
By PBS NewsHour
By Nsikan Akpan
Water may become unaffordable for a third of American households within the next five years, according to a Michigan State University study.
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…
There is a well-established link between lead exposure and learning disabilities, but early childhood education has been shown to counteract the effects. In Flint, Michigan, where the youngest residents have been the most vulnerable to lead poisoning, the city has…
Video by PBS NewsHour Four former Flint, Michigan leaders, including two emergency managers, now face felony charges for their involvement in the city’s water crisis, Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette announced today. In a news conference Tuesday, Schuette said a…
By Matthew Daly, Associated Press
The committee findings offer no new information and essentially summarize what emerged during several high-profile hearings earlier this year.
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