Flint Water Crisis

Jesse Jackson Leads National March In Flint To End Water Crisis

State and Federal Government Still Resisting Efforts to Save Flint

Government employees allege that higher ups do not want to prevent another water crisis.

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High Lead Levels Force Detroit to Shut Off Water Fountains At All Public Schools

The underfunded district faces millions in plumbing bills to reverse the problem. 

Work Begins In Flint To Replace Lead Water Pipes

Dangerously High Lead Levels Found In Suburban Chicago Homes

Researchers who helped in Flint, Michigan, are now intervening in Illinois.

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New Report Details How Poorly The EPA Handled Flint Water Crisis

The EPAs inspector general says the agencys passivity worsened a catastrophic situation.”

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Watch Jenifer Lewis' Viral Video About Flint

“Flint ain’t fixed!”

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Michigan Seeks to Enact Nation's Strictest Rules on Water Lead Levels

The changes are a response to the ongoing Flint water crisis.

 Flint Continues To Struggle With Water Contamination Crisis

ICYMI: Nestlé to Donate Water to Flint

Nestlé reportedly pays just $200 per year to access underground aquifers in the Michigan town of Evart, just two hours from Flint.

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New Legislation Aims to Prevent the Next Flint Water Crisis

Representatives Keith Ellison and Ro Khanna introduced The WATER Act on the fourth anniversary of the day Flint’s water woes began.

Jesse Jackson Leads National March In Flint To End Water Crisis

Michigan to Stop Distributing Free Bottled Water in Flint

Many of the city’s residents do not trust—or use—what comes out of their tap.

 Flint Continues To Struggle With Water Contamination Crisis

Testing Shows That Flint's Kids Still Attend Schools With Elevated Lead Water Levels

Free bottled water for students is only guaranteed through the end of this school year.

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Water Crisis Weighs on Citizens and Police in 'Flint Town'

A new Netflix documentary series embeds with the Flint Police Department as the water crisis corrodes the relationship between Flint officials and the predominantly Black citizens they serve.

The City of Flint Water Plant is illuminated by moonlight on Jan. 23, 2016, in Flint, Michigan. The state approved new funds for the city yesterday.

STUDY: Outbreak of Legionnaire's Disease Linked to Flint Water Crisis

Researchers trace a rise in the illness to the water source that triggered the crisis.

Billboard reads, "Boiling your water does not remove lead."

Flint Finally Has A New Permanent Water Source

The predominantly Black residents of the Michigan city have been without safe water for 1,316 days.

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Flint's First Black Female Mayor Faces Recall Election

Karen Weaver on her critics: “You wait for a woman to come and clean things up, and then here you come and want to take it.”

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STUDY: Flint's Water Crisis Led to a Decrease in Fertility and Increase in Fetal Deaths

Researchers believe there was a “substantial” drop in the number of babies born.

Singer Bruno Mars performs onstage during the 2016 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 20, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.

ICYMI: Bruno Mars to Donate $1 Million to Flint Residents

The musician says he wants to help “our brothers and sisters affected by this disaster.”

 Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha.

Two Flint Whistle Blowers Honored With $250K Prize

Both intend to donate the money to further recovery efforts.

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Did the Flint Water Crisis Increase the City's Infant Mortality Rate?

Current numbers don’t show a huge change, but researchers are keeping their eye on trends.

Saginaw Street in downton is shown on February 7, 2016, in Flint, Michigan, where a lead crisis continues to plague its predominantly Black residents.

New Harvard Analysis Highlights How Media Failed the People of Flint

“There is not much hope for the environmental security of all Americans if the media does not respond to emergencies in a nondiscriminatory way.”

The Flint River is shown in downtown Flint April 20, 2016, in Flint, Michigan. The switch to Flint River from the Great Lakes Water Authority ultimately led to the water crisis. Now, officials want the city to stay with the water authority.

Michigan Sues Flint for City's Decision on Drinking Water Contract

The city council decided to extend its current contract short-term instead of going with a 30-year one, as the mayor and state had suggested.