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Most of $600 million settlement in Flint water crisis will go to children

The settlement still needs federal court approval, but Flint residents were being cautiously optimistic after the drawn-out crisis: “I just want it to be over.”
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Michigan to pay $600 million to victims of Flint water crisis

Residents were left ill and relying on bottled water. Health officials said the effects on children were most concerning.
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‘Double challenge mode’ in Flint, where virus follows water crisis

Residents of Flint, Mich., still reeling after the city’s tainted-water crisis, are now tackling coronavirus worries. Some are still drinking bottled water.
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Flint’s children suffer in class after years of drinking the lead-poisoned water

The city’s schools, stretched even before the lead crisis, are struggling with demands for individualized education programs and behavioral interventions for children with high lead exposure.
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New E.P.A. lead standards would slow replacement of dangerous pipes

The Trump administration plans to propose regulations on lead-lined water pipes that would bolster reporting requirements but slow the timetable for replacing them.   
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In echo of Flint lead crisis, Newark offers bottled water

Federal officials warned that home filters provided by the city were not enough.
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$300 billion war beneath the street: Fighting to replace America’s water pipes

Much more is at stake than billions of dollars.

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Flint mayor, ushered in to fix water crisis, now faces recall

Mayor Karen Weaver says Flint has made progress, and she blames racism and sexism for the recall. Opponents accuse her of corruption and incompetence.
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