Flint Water Crisis

Google recently announced they will distribute $250,000 in Google.org grants to fund initiatives that will help Flint, Michigan recover from its water crisis. Google will allocate $150,000 to teams from the University of Michigan, which will work towards creating a data platform to help local leaders and the government with making effective decisions and provide Flint […]

At the height of Flint’s water crisis, nearly 9,000 children had been exposed to lead from drinking contaminated water. Mayor Karen Weaver reported an estimated 5,000 homes were in need of lead pipe replacements. President Barack Obama signed an emergency disaster declaration in January, ordering federal aid in conjunction with volunteer efforts on the ground, but it was only set […]

During the visit Wednesday, Obama will tour a food bank, take part in a roundtable discussion about the lead-contaminated water crisis, meet with Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and Flint Mayor Karen Weaver, and speak to an estimated 1,000 people at Flint Northwestern High School, the report says.

The president will make his first trip next week to Flint. The visit comes months after it was determined that the city's drinking water was tainted with lead.

While the governor pledges to drink the water for a month to prove it is safe, three officials are facing criminal charges in connection with the lead contaminated water in Flint, Michigan. The Attorney General announced Wednesday that they were pressing charges against two Michigan Dept. of Environmental Quality officials and a local water treatment […]

Two state workers and one city worker have been charged in the Flint water crisis, marking "the first time criminal charges have been brought against government officials" in the outsize public health debacle, reports the Detroit Free Press.

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Rep. Lawrence, one of the Congressional leaders looking to get to the bottom of the Flint Water Crisis, explained that Flint is not the only city in the United States that is "struggling with lead poisoning."

On Monday, seven families who have been poisoned by lead as a result of the Flint Water Crisis filed a class action lawsuit that could include up to 8,000 young people. The group cites federal environmental laws and is seeking a class action status for what they call wide-reaching negligence. The lawsuit takes aim at city […]