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Flint offers new model for accountability

Posted: April 11, 2016 | Tags: lead in water

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Bottled water being delivered to residents in Flint, Michigan, earlier this year.

A couple of weeks ago, the task force Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder appointed to investigate Flint’s now infamous water crisis issued its long-awaited report. 

The findings detailed failures in multiple government agencies to address high levels of lead, a neurotoxin, in the city’s water. To cut costs, in the spring of 2014 Flint’s state-appointed emergency manager had switched the city’s water supply from Detroit’s system to the more polluted Flint river and kept it there, despite community protests, for 18 ...

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