Flint water crisis: prosecutors drop all criminal charges

State pledged to start restart the investigation into one of the worst manmade environmental disasters in US history Prosecutors stunningly dropped all criminal charges Thursday against eight people in the Flint water scandal and pledged to start the investigation from scratch. The defendants include Michigans former health director, Nick Lyon, who was charged with involuntary manslaughter. He was accused of failing to alert the public in a timely manner about an outbreak of Legionnaires disease that occurred in 2014 to 2015 when Flint was drawing improperly treated water from the Flint River. That led to residents water being tainted with lead. The Michigan solicitor general, Fadwa Hammoud, who took control of the investigation in January after the election of a …

Can the US’s unsafe water crisis unite Americans? | George Goehl

Urban or rural, Republican or Democrat, we all want clean water and the battles over Flint, Michigan, and the Dakota Access pipeline have resonated across the US I was a teenager in southern Indiana when news broke that Westinghouse Electric had dumped polychlorinated biphenyls at multiple sites across Monroe county, contaminating our communitys water supply. It was an early lesson not to take clean water for granted in America. Every day, millions of Americans wake up and drink tap water that is unsafe. According to one study, up to at least 33 major US cities have skirted water quality testing in much the same vein as Flint and the state of Michigan. People throughout the country are more Sign up …