Michigan Seeks to Enact Nation's Strictest Rules on Water Lead Levels
The changes are a response to the ongoing Flint water crisis.
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.
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.
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.
READ: Racism's Role in the Fight to Save Children From Lead Poisoning
Lead expert David Rosner to ThinkProgress: “The rest of the country basically saw it as an idiosyncratic thing, affecting just a few Black kids and Hispanic kids and therefore unimportant.”
WATCH: In East Chicago, Residents Can't Drink Their Water or Play Outside
Soil and water contain dangerous levels of lead and arsenic.
How Can We Prevent the Next Flint?
A new report from WIRED says we don’t have the data necessary to avoid repeating history.
STUDY: What Did People Google Throughout the Flint Water Crisis?
Searches suggest Flint residents knew something was wrong with their water before government officials or local media did.
A Water Crisis Like Flint's Is Unfolding In East Chicago
The soil and water of this predominantly Black and Latinx city contain dangerous levels of lead.
READ: In Flint, The Water Crisis Has Led to Another, Unexpected Health Problem
In Genesee County, 85 cases of a gastrointestinal disease have been diagnosed this year. It can be prevented by hand washing—a task which isn’t as simple as it used to be.
READ: A Year Later, Flint Continues to Deal With Drinking Water Problems
In the city of 99,000 residents, fewer than 200 unsafe pipes have been replaced.
Lawsuit Against EPA Demands Better Protection from Lead Paint
Eight groups site the agency for its lack of attention to a crisis affecting an estimated 37.1 million homes.
READ: Lead Isn't Only in Water. It's in Backyards, Too
One East Chicago community has been contaminated with lead since at least 1985. The EPA and city are finally doing something about it: kicking residents out.
Pittsburgh Joins the List of U.S. Cities with Lead in Drinking Water
“The levels in Pittsburgh are comparable to those reported in Flint,” said a researcher.
Flint Water Advisory Says Crisis is a 'Story of Government Failure'
The independent task force also applauded the citizens who forced the nation to reckon with this environmental justice issue.
Water in 30 Newark Public Schools Tests Positive for Lead
Officials have turned off the taps at half the district’s schools.