The owner of an oil processing company in Flint is accused of violating the Clean Water Act. Robert Massey faces a felony charge for allegedly telling employees to illegally dump contaminants into the city's sewer system.
Bills that would clear the way for Michigan to borrow $600 million to settle lawsuits tied the the Flint water crisis have been introduced in the state Senate and could get approval as early as next week.
Despite the findings of PFAS contamination at the former Buick City site in northeast Flint, so far the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services has not found any red flags for any specific substances in the drinking water in the neighborhoods around the site.
Michigan says it has reached a preliminary settlement to pay $600 million to victims of the Flint water crisis, potentially closing a chapter on one of the country's worst public health crises in recent memory.
As part of CEHN's Executive Director's 20th Anniversary milestone, Nsedu Obot Witherspoon conducted her August interview with Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, pediatrician, child health advocate, mother, author.
Residents of Flint, Mich., have secured approval from the state's highest court to pursue claims in a class action lawsuit that faults government officials for a drinking water crisis that harmed both property values and bodily health.
Green groups are expressing full-throated support for demonstrators protesting the killing of George Floyd, a black man in Minneapolis police custody - even as they struggle with their own long-standing issues with addressing racial inequality and a lack of diversity in their ranks.
Toxic fluorinated chemicals known as PFAS are now confirmed or suspected in ground and surface water at 678 military installations, including 16 in Michigan, according to a new analysis by the Environmental Working Group.