#Flint: State Files Lawsuit After City Council Refuses to Approve Long Term Water Contract With Detroit

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The Flint City Council refused to approve a 30-year contract with Great Lakes Water Authority (GLWA) out of Detroit Monday, despite a mandatory deadline imposed by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, and on Wednesday the state responding by filing a lawsuit against the city, alleging the city is endangering public health as the ongoing saga of the lead-contaminated water continues.

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#Flint: Short-Term Extension on Water Service Approved by City Council

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Monday, June 26, was the deadline set by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality for the Flint, Mich., City Council to either approve a 30-year contract with the Great Lakes Water Authority, provide an alternative long-term water solution or face legal action, and after a night of screaming matches between the public, council members and even Flint Mayor Karen Weaver, the council voted to extend the city’s contract with GLWA until September.

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#Flint: Residents Can Move Forward With Lawsuit Against State Officials, City

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Late Monday, a federal judge in Ann Arbor, Mich., ruled that residents may continue with their lawsuit against the City of Flint and top state water officials in Michigan over allegations they violated the residents’ “bodily integrity” by exposing them to lead-contaminated water and failing to to disclose the contamination right away.

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#Flint: ‘NOVA’ Will Explore the Chemistry and Engineering Behind the Water Crisis

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The Public Broadcasting Service program NOVA, the most-watched science series on American television, will air an episode looking at the chemistry and engineering behind the three-year-old lead-contaminated water crisis in Flint, Michigan.

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