Experts say efforts to replace the potentially harmful piping grids are not moving fast enough.
A 2017 report found that systemic racism played a role in the crisis that exposed thousands of Flint, Michigan residents to lead in their water supply.
A half-dozen Michigan state officials now face criminal charges for their role in the Flint water crisis. The state cut subsidies for Flint water in March, leaving residents to pay for their water at one of the highest rates in the country. Though the city’s water now meets federal quality standards for lead and copper, […]
Widespread lead contamination devastated Flint, Michigan. Since then, residents have been getting discounted water bills. But as of March 1, those discounts end as officials say the water is safe to use. That’s despite recommendations that residents keep filtering their water as pipes are repaired. The announcement has many in the stricken city furious. Click […]
In Kettleman City, California, where arsenic contaminates groundwater, the state supplies every home with bottled water.
About 1,700 residents of Flint, Michigan, are suing the Environmental Protection Agency for $772 million for allegedly mishandling the massive lead contamination in the city’s drinking water. This comes at the same time that the Trump administration is carrying through on promises to limit the EPA’s regulatory power. Will a weaker EPA allow for more […]
A Reuters investigation found thousands of areas with higher lead levels.
Superintendent Bilal Tawwab says there's still work to be done.
The bill includes more than $200 million in funding for the struggling city.
The lead-contaminated water crisis appears to be scaring home buyers away, driving prices down sharply since early 2015.