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Volkswagen, Flint point to weakness in US environmental protections

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CITY IN CRISIS. The Flint River backdropped by the city skyline on January 23, 2016 in Flint, Michigan. Brett Carlsen/Getty Images/AFP
The two scandals follow similar patterns: government regulators missed a serious violation of environmental laws and only found out from members of the public

WASHINGTON, United States (Jan. 31, 2016) — Two recent scandals in the United States – one involving Volkswagen’s diesel cars, the other, contaminated tap water in Flint, Michigan – appear to have little in common at first glance.

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