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Former Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has been criminally charged with willful neglect in connection with the Flint water crisis, report says

The top of a water tower is seen at the Flint Water Plant in Flint, Michigan January 13, 2016, where residents coping with the city's crisis over lead-contaminated drinking water. Rebecca Cook/Reuters Former Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has been criminally charged with willful neglect of duty in connection with the Flint water crisis, the Associated Press reported Wednesday.  Former Michigan health director Nick Lyons is another official also expected to face charges.  The Flint water cri...
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Former Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and other top officials will soon be criminally charged in connection with the Flint water crisis, report says

The top of a water tower is seen at the Flint Water Plant in Flint, Michigan January 13, 2016, where residents coping with the city's crisis over lead-contaminated drinking water. Rebecca Cook/Reuters Former Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and other former top officials are expected to face criminal charges in connection with the Flint water crisis, the Associated Press reported Tuesday.  Former Michigan health director Nick Lyons is another official also expected to face charges.  The Flint...
Tags: Politics, Science, Trends, Ap, Michigan, Associated Press, Lyon, Reuters, Flint Michigan, Flint, Rick Snyder, Flint Water Crisis, Flint River, Snyder, Rebecca Cook, Flint Water Plant


Report: Former Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder Will Finally Be Charged for Poisoning Flint's Water

Y’all. Former Michigan governor and certified monster Rick Snyder will catch charges for his role in the Flint water crisis, according to the Associated Press. You absolutely love to see it.Read more...
Tags: Science, Water, Pollution, Michigan, Associated Press, Environmental Justice, Flint, Rick Snyder, Flint Water Crisis


Michigan Will Pay $600 Million to Flint Water Crisis Survivors

The people of Flint are finally getting some justice. The state of Michigan is dishing out $600 million in settlement dollars for victims of the water crisis that exposed the city of nearly 100,000 to unhealthy levels of lead in their drinking water.Read more...
Tags: Science, Water, Michigan, Flint, Lead, Flint Water Crisis, Environmental Racism


Avengers: Endgame, Dark Matter, and a Fake Bear Not Named Ron: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

It’s nearly May, and you know what that means: Game of Thrones will be ending, Divination Bot will soon return to haunt your sleep with machine-generated nightmares, and the weather will be much less depressing.Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Uber, Science, Technology, Microsoft, Privacy, Labor, Neuroscience, Star Trek, Cybersecurity, Mouse, Consumer Product Safety Commission, Oceans, Game Of Thrones, Aviation


Five Years After the Lead Crisis Began, Flint Residents Still Can't Trust Their Tap Water

Five years. That’s how much time has passed since the City of Flint switched its water source, exposing nearly 100,000 people to lead-tainted water. That crisis continues today and has traumatized the city in a way that will take more than another five years to fix. The legacy will likely last for generations.Read more...
Tags: Science, Water Pollution, Flint, Lead, Flint Water Crisis, Dont Forget Flint


Top Michigan Health Official on Trial for Flint Water Crisis Upgraded to Fancy New Job

The case of water contamination in Flint, Michigan, is a textbook example of government failure. So much so that the state’s attorney general office launched a criminal investigation against 15 state and local officials in 2016. The trials began this summer, but the charges—including involuntary manslaughter…Read more...
Tags: Science, Michigan, Flint Michigan, Flint Water Crisis, Eden Wells, This Is America


Elon Musk Donates Over $480,000 to Help Flint Schools Clean Tainted Water

Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk was lambasted on Twitter at the end of last week for mocking the Securities and Exchange Commission. But in the midst of the kerfuffle, one organization took to Twitter to thank him—Michigan’s Flint School District.Read more...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Tesla, Michigan, Securities And Exchange Commission, Flint Water Crisis, Help Flint Schools Clean Tainted Water, Flint School District Read


Dangerous Chemicals Found in Flint's Water Before the Lead Crisis Started: Report

More than four years since the water crisis began in Flint, Michigan, new information continues to trickle out. That the city’s water was heavily contaminated with lead is no secret now. Hell, even deadly pneumonia-causing bacteria aren’t a secret. Dangerous fluorinated substances, though, are something that’s slipped…Read more...
Tags: Science, Michigan, Environmental Justice, Flint Michigan, Flint, Flint Water Crisis, Really, PFAS, Dangerous Chemicals Found


Dangerous Chemicals Found in Flint River Water Before the Lead Crisis Started [Updated]

More than four years since the water crisis began in Flint, Michigan, new information continues to trickle out. That the city’s water was heavily contaminated with lead is no secret now. Hell, even deadly pneumonia-causing bacteria aren’t a secret. Dangerous fluorinated substances, though, are something that’s slipped…Read more...
Tags: Science, Michigan, Environmental Justice, Flint Michigan, Flint Water Crisis, Flint River, Really, PFAS, Dangerous Chemicals Found


Here's What Flint's Mayor Wants Elon Musk to Do

Tech billionaire Elon Musk has been known to offer help, from donating solar batteries to Puerto Rico to building a tiny ‘submarine’ to rescue that Thai soccer team that was trapped in a cave. (It was never put to use.) The latest disaster to land on Musk’s radar? The water crisis in Flint, Michigan.Read more...
Tags: Elon Musk, Science, Musk, Puerto Rico, Environmental Justice, Flint Michigan, Lead, Flint Water Crisis, Listen Up


Where Flint Is At Today And What Elon Musk Can Really Do To Help

Less than a week ago, Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk was in a Thailand cave with a mini-submarine his team made that didn’t quite work out for the daring rescue of 12 boys and a soccer coach trapped inside. Now, he says he wants to help resolve Flint, Michigan’s water contamination crisis. Expectedly, this latest…Read more...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Tesla, Thailand, Tesla Model 3, Flint Michigan, Flint Water Crisis, Car Technology


#Flint: State May Reconsider Free Bottled Water Program

Friday marks 1,323 since the people of Flint, Michigan have been without clean water. Although the water is reportedly testing below the federal action threshold, pipe replacement and infrastructure changed in the city have left residents relying on bottled water and filters for clean drinking water. The…Read more...
Tags: Science, News, Flint Michigan, Flint, Flint Water Crisis, Flint Mich, Flint Water Contamination, Little Miss Flint, Flint Lead Contamination


After the Water Crisis, Thanksgiving In Flint Is About Healing

Thanksgiving will never be the same for families in Flint, Michigan, the city that made national news in 2015 for its lead-contaminated drinking water. Mae Collins, 50, is no exception. Her annual family tradition has changed drastically since 2014, when city officials switched the city’s drinking water source to the…Read more...
Tags: Science, Thanksgiving, Environmental Justice, Flint Michigan, Flint, Lead, Flint Water Crisis, Holidays In Flint, Mae Collins


Director of Michigan's Health Department Faces Involuntary Manslaughter Charge Over Flint Water Crisis 

On Wednesday, Michigan’s Attorney General announced it will charge Nick Lyon, the former Health and Human Services Director, with involuntary manslaughter for his role in the Flint water crisis. During the crisis, caused in part by substandard water treatment, 100,000 residents were exposed to elevated levels of lead,…Read more...
Tags: Science, Environment, Water, Pollution, Michigan, Flint, Health And Human Services, Drinking Water, Flint Water Crisis, Nick Lyon


What General Motors Did To Flint

Before its faucets ran brown, before its residents were poisoned by lead, before it was Murdertown USA, Flint, Michigan was Vehicle City.Read more...
Tags: Science, General Motors, Flint, Lead, Flint Water Crisis, Murdertown USA Flint Michigan


Eighteen Million Americans Are Drinking Water That Isn’t Properly Tested for Lead

About six months ago, just as Flint began to acknowledge its lead crisis, a water testing expert from an EPA task force predicted that “every major city east of the Mississippi ” was underestimating lead levels in their water. A big report from the NRDC now confirms that about 18 million Americans are living with lead testing violations.Read more...
Tags: Science, Mississippi, Water, Epa, Flint, Lead, Flint Water Crisis, NRDC, Heavy Metals


Protecting Your Drinking Water From Lead Is More Important Than Ever

After the full impact of the Flint water crisis was revealed, it was almost inevitable that more cities would start to see the same problems when it came to lead in their water supplies. Now it’s been proven that dozens of utilities are underreporting the amounts of lead in their water: 33 cities in the US have been found to have “cheats” built into their lead-testing policies.Read more...
Tags: Science, US, Water, Urbanism, Cities, Infrastructure, Drinking, Flint, Lead, Flint Water Crisis, Water Filters


How to Protect Your Drinking Water From Lead

After the full impact of the Flint water crisis was revealed, it was almost inevitable that more cities would start to see the same problems when it came to lead in their water supplies. Now it’s been proven that dozens of utilities are underreporting the amounts of lead in their water: 33 cities in the US have been found to have “cheats” built into their lead-testing policies.Read more...
Tags: Science, US, Water, Urbanism, Cities, Infrastructure, Drinking, Flint, Lead, Flint Water Crisis, Water Filters



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