Stories tagged: "Flint Water Crisis"

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How Michigan Residents Can Tell if Lead Should Be a Concern in Their Home

Environmental lawyer Nick Leonard filters all the water he drinks and cooks with. Under certain conditions, you should too.

Kevin Stack with the Berrien County Road Department fills up jugs with non-potable water for Elliot Napier in the Benton Harbor High School parking lot Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021, in Benton Harbor, Mich. The water system in Benton Harbor has tested for elevated levels of lead for three consecutive years. In response, residents have been told to drink and cook with bottled water and the state has promised to spend millions replacing lead service lines.
After Years Without Clean Water, Benton Harbor Residents Face Greatest Concern Yet: Trust

Benton Harbor residents don’t have clean water or trust in the system. This reverend shares what they need to overcome Michigan’s next water crisis. 

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‘We’ve Got to Encourage and Support One Another’ Michigan Governor Talks Shared Pandemic Fatigue

She started practical with big plans to fix our damn roads. We check in on where that’s at, and the fork in the road she couldn’t have seen coming: leading through a global pandemic. 

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‘The Foundation of All Society’: Clean Water Infrastructure Being Built in Benton Harbor

Yet another Michigan town's water supply is contaminated with lead. Every day, residents need to drink bottled water or cope with dire health consequences otherwise.

WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 17:  Gov. Rick Snyder, (R-MI), listens to members comments during a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing, about the Flint, Michigan water crisis, on Capitol Hill March 17, 2016 in Washington, DC. The committee is examining how lead ended up in the public drinking water in Flint, Michigan.
Disgraced Former Gov. Snyder to Finally Face Flint Water Crisis Charges

Almost seven years after the Flint water crisis shocked the world, the governor who caused it will finally face justice.

Volunteers load cases of free water into waiting vehicles at a water distribution centre at Salem Lutheran Church in Flint, Michigan, on March 5, 2016.

Flint changed its water source in April of 2014 from treated water sourced from Lake Huron as well as the Detroit River to the Flint River, but city officials allegedly failed to treat with corrosion control. The failure had a series of problems that culminated with lead contamination from aging pipes.
Keep Going Michigan: Here Are Three Human Rights Issues in Michigan That Need Your Help

Basic human rights like access to clean water are protected, first and foremost, by passionate, everyday people.

Flint residents not happy with water crisis settlement
WATCH: Former Flint Mayor Says Settlement Is Another Form of ‘Systemic Racism’

Locals agree, like Flint rapper Ira Dorsey who said, “The people of Flint deserve better than the settlement that they were offered.”