The Flint Water Crisis

The Flint River. In April 2014, the city of Flint began drawing from the river for its water supply.
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WKAR coverage of the water crisis facing the city of Flint, Michigan. Includes reporting from Current State, Off the Record and WKAR media partners.

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Michigan environmental officials say a Flint school district hasn't allowed the state to flush lines or test water inside its buildings.

View of the Flint river
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Plaintiffs in a landmark legal settlement related to Flint's lead-tainted water have asked a federal judge to intervene because they say city officials have repeatedly ignored requirements that allow monitoring of whether the court-ordered deal is being followed.

City of Flint water tower
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The mayor of Flint says more than 6,200 water pipes have been replaced as the result of the city's lead crisis.

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In his first day as a candidate for governor, Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley made criminal charges related to the Flint water crisis a campaign issue. Michigan Public Radio’s Rick Pluta tells us he was picking a fight with state Attorney General Bill Schuette, who is a rival for the Republican nomination.


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Michigan's governor insisted Thursday that his congressional testimony regarding the Flint water crisis "was truthful and I stand by it," shortly after a committee pointed out a potential discrepancy and warned him about committing perjury. 

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A special prosecutor said Monday he'll add a charge of involuntary manslaughter against Michigan's chief medical executive in a criminal investigation of the tainted water crisis in Flint.

Flint Water Crisis: Turning Point In Green Movement

Sep 27, 2017
View of the Flint river
Maria Palmo / WKAR-MSU

Historically, the environmental movement hasn’t always been welcoming to people of color – and issues that are important to them. But to change the problem, you first have to recognize it. 


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A federal judge has ordered Michigan and Flint officials to meet again with a mediator to discuss the long-term future of the city's water supply.

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Hip-hop artist and Flint native Mama Sol performs Hard to Swallow, Thankful and much more!  WATCH NOW

City of Flint water tower
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About 2,100 Flint residents with mobility issues or limited access to transportation are expected to continue receiving bottled water at home as part of a plan to help the Michigan city recover from its lead-tainted water crisis.

Flint voters have approved updating the city's 43-year-old charter with changes including stronger ethics standards and a requirement to create a water bill assistance plan.

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Kevin Lavery / WKAR-MSU

Rep. Dan Kildee (D-MI) was back home in Flint Thursday to see how the city is continuing to recover from its ongoing water crisis.

 


 

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The state needs to improve its oversight when it comes to the Flint water crisis. That is a finding by the Michigan Auditor General released in a report Monday.

Rick Snyder
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An apologetic Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder was largely silent last year when criminal charges were brought against state officials over Flint’s man-made drinking water crisis, except to say some “bureaucrats” had failed residents and that he was focused on the city’s recovery.

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Apologies are being demanded from comedian Steve Harvey following comments about Flint’s lead-tainted water crisis.

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