Michigan Governor Rick Snyder has largely been safe from official blame regarding the lead-tainted water crisis in the city of Flint—until now.
In the predominantly black city of Flint, Michigan, 12 people died and at least 87 people got sick between 2014 and 2015—the result of a deadly bacterial outbreak that was suspected to have been triggered by the same water crisis that saw lead leach into the water supply. A pair of studies out this week confirm this…
In 2014, residents in the predominantly black city of Flint, Michigan, were exposed to lead in their drinking water. Now, nearly four years later, a registry finally exists to help the state identify everyone that was exposed, and better provide them access to helpful resources.
The water crisis in Flint, Michigan, might feel like forever ago for some. “Isn’t that over?” folks have asked me. The short answer: no. The fear of lead contamination is still palpable in the predominantly black city and, according to a new motion filed in court Wednesday, fixing the problem isn’t going as smoothly…
The Environmental Protection Agency wanted another six years to update its lead-based paint rules. On Wednesday, a federal appeals court was like: Nah. The court gave the agency just 90 days to propose a rule and just a year to finalize it.
Thanksgiving will never be the same for families in Flint, Michigan, the city that made national news in 2015 for its lead-contaminated drinking water. Mae Collins, 50, is no exception. Her annual family tradition has changed drastically since 2014, when city officials switched the city’s drinking water source to the…
In East Chicago, Indiana, lead is seemingly everywhere: in the soil, in the water, even in the dust in people’s homes. That’s because the community is sitting within the USS Lead Superfund site. Nearby, companies used to spew lead and arsenic into the air up until 1985.
You might want to wait on that candy bar. A new study out of California has found that the state’s public health department issued more alerts for lead-contaminated candy than any other food-borne contaminant between 2001 and 2014.
More than three years ago, residents in the small city of Flint, Michigan, began to ask: Why? Why was their water was brown? Why was it making them sick? And, most importantly, why wasn’t the city doing anything about it?