The Flint Water Crisis is a water contamination issue that was reported by city residents in 2014 after the city began using the Flint River as its drinking water source.

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+00:00March 22nd, 2018|Drinking Water, Flint Water Crisis, Michigan, Privatization|

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+00:00March 12th, 2018|Drinking Water, Flint Water Crisis, Michigan, Privatization|

EPA inspector general says Flint water crisis report expected in summer

MLive » A report on how Flint’s water was contaminated and how the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency responded isn’t expected to be completed until summer, a spokesman for the EPA Office of Inspector General says. The OIG said in January 2016 that it would begin an investigation into the causes of the Flint water crisis and the agency’s role in allowing it to unfold.

2018-03-09T15:39:44+00:00March 7th, 2018|Drinking Water, Flint Water Crisis, Michigan, Privatization|

Nearly 9 percent of Flint Northwestern water samples over federal limit for lead

MLive » The test results, posted online by the DEQ, showed seven of 80 samples taken from the school registered above the federal action limit with a high of 57 ppb at one water outlet in the West Carpenter Road school. Flint schools are providing bottled water to students at Northwestern and other buildings at least through the end of this school year as a result of the city’s water crisis.

2018-03-06T13:21:12+00:00March 6th, 2018|Drinking Water, Flint Water Crisis, Michigan, Privatization|

Crucial state review of Flint water likely after school testing ends this month

MLive » A large-scale review of Flint water quality is expected to start this month, and a top aide to Gov. Rick Snyder says there should be enough data to make recommendations on future state assistance like free bottled water. The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality says there is no timeline for making recommendations about Flint once that review is complete or what the recommendations might entail.

2018-03-05T11:35:41+00:00March 2nd, 2018|Drinking Water, Flint Water Crisis, Michigan, Privatization|

Opinion: Infrastructure Bill Shouldn’t Ignore Our Aging Water Systems

Roll Call » From lead poisoning in Flint, Michigan, to toxic levels of arsenic found in Texas, over the past decade tens of millions of Americans have likely been exposed to dangerously unsafe water. The need to invest in our water and wastewater systems is as urgent and vital as building the “gleaming new roads, bridges, highways, railways and waterways” President Trump spoke about.

2018-02-26T16:57:46+00:00February 26th, 2018|Drinking Water, Flint Water Crisis, Opinion, Trump & Infrastructure, U.S. News|
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