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.
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.
By PBS NewsHour
In our news wrap Thursday, the House approved a bill to fund the government through April. It includes disaster relief for Louisiana and aid for the contaminated water system in Flint, Michigan. Despite its passage, members of both parties complained…
By Scientific American
Obesity, clean drinking water and antibiotic resistance are just some of science and health issues to have taken a backseat during the presidential election.
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