Three Michigan officials are facing criminal charges in an investigation into dangerous levels of lead found in water in the city of Flint. 100,000 people were affected by the decision to source water from the contaminated River Flint.
The new indictments in an alleged city-wide lead poisoning case follow the charging of three others earlier this year. Residents of the poverty-stricken city of Flint, Michigan, were put at risk for 18 months.
When residents of a low-income housing project in South Los Angeles turn on their faucets, the water runs black, brown and yellow. Now they're fighting for the right to clean drinking water.
The birthplace of General Motors has long struggled with joblessness, poverty and crime. Now, the people of Flint, Michigan are facing a health crisis created by the state's attempt to save money.
US President Barack Obama's gesture came amid a scandal involving lead-tainted drinking water. He blamed a widespread ideology that "less government is better" for the problem.
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