The federal government will require testing for lead contamination in schools and day care facilities and will compel utilities to inventory all lead service lines. But it will allow many of the nation's estimated 6 million or more lead pipes to remain in the ground.
The city of Flint says it has completed its lead and copper testing of water from higher risk homes a month in advance of its deadline, something it’s previously struggled to do in the aftermath of the Flint water crisis.
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.
The company scraps planned Pennsylvania investments and will instead shut down three polluting batteries in 2023. The announcement comes a week after a study shows lower lung function in people living near its Pittsburgh-region facility.