Protesters Demand Michigan Governor's Resignation During State of the State Speech on Flint Water Crisis
A crowd of demonstrators vented anger over pervasive lead contamination in the city of Flint's water, as Governor Rick Snyder took to the legislature floor to deliver arguably the most important speech of his tenure in office.
The president signed off on federal aid to assist the city, where 30,000 households are at risk of lead poisoning due to citywide contamination in the water system.
A study published by Flint’s Hurley Medical Center linked the rise in elevated levels of lead in children to when Flint switched in 2014 from the using the Detroit water system to drawing water from the Flint River.
Two decades after a mining operation dumped its wastewater into the river that Lower Klity Creek residents depend on for drinking a fishing, villagers are still grappling with the horrific consequences.
That’s right. Doctors are now warning that drinking the tap water of the city that General Motors almost abandoned could actually permanently lower your IQ.
The payout is set to be larger than the ones given to the families of either Eric Garner or Rodney King.
Last Thursday, the nonprofit As You Sow filed a notice of intent to go after the company “for failure to provide sufficient warning to consumers of lead and cadmium levels in the Soylent 1.5 product.”
The LA City Council approved a $1 billion project to raze the Jordan Downs housing project and build a mixed-income apartment complex in its stead. Unfortunately, an adjacent industrial site is contaminated with lead, which might have seeped into the...