A federal judge approved a deal Tuesday to replace water lines at 18,000 homes in Flint, Michigan, marking a permanent fix to overcome the disastrous decision in 2014 to draw water from a river without treating it to prevent lead contamination.
The United Nations recognizes March 22 as World Water Day. Michigan State University is observing the event with a speaker series. Dr. Bruno Basso, a UniversityFoundation Professor in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, uses drones to study how seed crops consume water.
Civic leaders and health officials in Flint are building a database to track and treat victims of lead-contaminated water. The whistleblower physician who first spotted the problem in Flint children hopes it will be a vital public health tool.
Former Michigan health official, Corrine Miller, has been sentenced to a year's probation for failing to tell the Flint public about the outbreak of Legionnaires' disease during the city's water crisis.
Flint Mayor Karen Weaver on Monday criticized the Snyder administration's decision to no longer help residents and the city with their water bills, a move that will save the state more than $2 million per month.
More than 1,700 Flint-area residents and property owners are seeking more than $700 million in damages from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for its handling of the city's crisis with lead-tainted water.
MSU’s Broad Art Museum is hosting an exhibition called “Beyond Streaming: A Sound Mural for Flint” through April 23rd. The project unites Chicago artist Jan Tichy with students from Flint Carmen-Ainsworth and Lansing Everett high schools to explore the Flint water crisis together. WKAR’s Scott Pohl has the story.
A federal judge has rejected Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette’s request to weigh in on a lawsuit related to the Flint water crisis, and said “superficial posturing” might be delaying a resolution.
Gov. Rick Snyder has set a goal of getting Michigan’s population above 10 million people before the next US Census. It was part of the governor’s seventh State of the State address delivered at the state Capitol.