Officials Say Flint’s Water Is Safe. Residents Say It’s Not. Scientists Say It’s Complicated.

Mother Jones » Earlier this month, Republican Gov. Rick Snyder announced that the bottled water program would be ending once the distribution centers ran out. “We have worked diligently to restore the water quality,” he said, “and the scientific data now proves the water system is stable and the need for bottled water has ended.” But for residents, that reassurance meant nothing.

2018-04-16T14:51:46+00:00 April 16th, 2018|Drinking Water, Flint Water Crisis, Michigan, Privatization|

Is the Flint Water Crisis Really Over? Residents and Experts Have Something to Say About It

Atlanta Black Star » The Michigan state government announced this week it would no longer supply free bottled water to Flint residents. Snyder claims that for nearly two years, Flint’s water is the same or better than other cities in Michigan. Experts and people on the ground in Flint, including those who are directly impacted by the water crisis, note some improvements but suggest the crisis has not yet subsided.

2018-04-16T15:26:11+00:00 April 13th, 2018|Drinking Water, Flint Water Crisis, Michigan, Privatization|

Michigan to end free bottled water for Flint, saying water crisis over

Reuters » The state of Michigan will no longer supply free bottled water to Flint, the city once plagued with lead-tainted drinking water in a crisis that drew national attention, officials said on Friday. When the current supply of state-funded bottled water is depleted, the distribution centers will close and deliveries will end.

2018-04-09T11:36:22+00:00 April 6th, 2018|Drinking Water, Flint Water Crisis, Michigan, Privatization|

Ex-Flint water plant chief lied on forms to alert DEQ

The Detroit News » The former water utilities administrator for Flint said he purposely lied on at least two water sampling forms in a bid to alert Michigan Department of Environmental Quality employees that the city wasn’t following lead and copper rules.

2018-03-26T12:03:48+00:00 March 22nd, 2018|Drinking Water, Flint Water Crisis, Michigan, Privatization|

Mich. governor pushes increase to federal gas tax

Detroit Free Press » Snyder, a Republican who is under fire along with state lawmakers over the shape of Michigan’s roads, said the state has taken steps to increase road funding and can do more, but it’s also time for the federal government to step up.

2018-03-23T14:26:30+00:00 March 20th, 2018|Fuel Tax, Michigan|

More water samples have elevated lead in latest testing of Flint elementaries

MLive » The number of water samples with elevated levels of lead in Flint elementary schools increased in February with more tests registering above the federal action limit than did one month earlier. New data from the state Department of Environmental Quality shows the spike in samples that tested above 15 parts per billion of lead

2018-03-20T08:56:41+00:00 March 12th, 2018|Drinking Water, Flint Water Crisis, Michigan, Privatization|
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