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Jaden Smith expands water filtration system to Newark

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The Flint water crisis has a wellness design component

Outdated infrastructure system in the city is now being rebuilt and will allow for new growth and a healthier living environment for years to come.

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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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Mona Hanna-Attisha: I’m sick of asking the children of Flint to be resilient

It’s time for reparations and resources and to not expect kids to “rise above.”
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Two million Americans don't have running water in their homes, according to DigDeep report

Native American households are 19 times as likely as white households to lack indoor plumbing, the report notes.
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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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Authorities seize ex-Michigan governor's phone in Flint water investigation

Authorities have seized former Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder's (R) phone in their investigation of the Flint water crisis, the Associated Press reported Monday.
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Jaden Smith’s foundation helps create clean water system for Flint, Michigan

JUST Goods has paired with First Trinity Baptist to send a mobile water filtration system to Flint, Michigan, to cut the amount of lead and other potential contaminants found in the water.

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13 Michigan water systems fail excessive lead test: Report

More than a dozen water systems in Michigan were found to have excessive lead compared to federal standards in the second half of 2018, according to a new report.
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