DuPont’s Dumping of GenX Toxin in North Carolina Water Could Be the Next Flint

Source: RTAmerica
June 24, 2017

Description: Mike Papantonio discusses Dupont’s chemical called GenX that has been found in the drinking water of North Carolina residents and speaks with attorney, Chris Paulos about the case.

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Five Michigan officials charged with manslaughter in Flint water crisis

Source: RT
June 16, 2017

Michigan Health and Human Services Director Nick Lyon is one of the highest ranking of five Michigan state officials charged with involuntary manslaughter after 12 people died from Legionnaires’ disease after drinking from the Flint water supply. RT America’s Ashlee Banks has the story.

Flint residents must pay for poison water or face foreclosure

Source:  RT
May 7, 2017

The city of Flint, Michigan has mailed more than 8,000 letters to residents, trying to collect $5.8 million in unpaid water bills. Flint resident Melissa May says the water she is being asked to pay for is “blue” and contains neurotoxins. Meanwhile, residents who do not pay up face foreclosure. RT America’s Natasha Sweatte has the story.

Flint Water Crisis ‘undermines faith in entire system’ — Engineering Prof

Source: RT
March 28, 2017

A US district judge approved a lawsuit settlement forcing the city of Flint, Michigan to replace 18,000 tainted pipes leading to at least 80,000 homes in the afflicted city. Flint, Michigan entered the national spotlight due to its ongoing water crisis. RT America correspondent Simone Del Rosario has the story. Later, Dr. Marc Edwards, professor of engineering, joins RT America’s Anya Parampil to offer his insights and draw connections to the broader national crisis of municipal water quality.

Flint official dodges jail time for concealing water contamination that killed 12 people … only has to write apology letter

Source: ZeroHedge.com
March 17, 2017

Authored by Nikhil Swaminathan via Grist.com,

This former official dodged jail time in the Flint water crisis, just has to write an apology letter.

A Michigan district court judge ordered that Corinne Miller, the former director of epidemiology at the state’s Department of Health and Human Services, publicly apologize to the residents of Flint for withholding information about the presence of the Legionella bacteria, the microbe that causes Legionnaires’ disease, in the city’s drinking water.

After pleading no contest to a charge of neglect, Miller also got a year’s probation and 300 hours of community service — essentially a slap on the wrist. She is cooperating with special prosecutors pursuing cases against several former employees of the health department and the state’s Department of Environmental Quality for their role in Flint’s water crisis.

Twelve Flint residents were confirmed to have died in 2014 and 2015 from Legionnaires’ disease, an extreme type of pneumonia. But in January, statistics released by Genesee County, where Flint is located, appeared to confirm public health experts’ suspicions that the city’s water in fact caused additional pneumonia deaths.

Miller’s attorney argued against her having to make a public mea culpa, but Judge Jennifer J. Manley said the demand was “perfectly appropriate in this case.” Considering that even more people were sickened than previously believed, it’s the least she could do.

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Michigan prepares to sell 100M gallons of groundwater to Nestle

Source: RTAmerica
December 6, 2016

While Flint, MI remains in crisis over its lead-poisoned water supply, the state is preparing to make permanent its 400M gallons-per-minute contract with Nestle, who bottles and sells it under the name “Ice Mountain Springwater.” This will be a retention of 100M gallons more than the contract currently states, an increase originally intended to be temporary.