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Flint mayor demands lead pipes be replaced after scandal

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The Flint Water Plant tower is shown January 13, 2016 in Flint, Michigan. Bill Pugliano/Getty Images/AFP
Replacing 15,000 lead pipes is the only way that residents of Flint, Michigan can feel safe again in the wake of a tainted water scandal, the US city’s mayor says

CHICAGO, USA (Feb. 10, 2016) — Replacing 15,000 lead pipes is the only way that residents of Flint, Michigan can feel safe again in the wake of a tainted water scandal, the US city’s mayor said Tuesday, February 9.

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Living with contamination, Fear and anger in Flint

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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
‘How long is this supposed to go on… and what’s going to happen next’

FLINT, Michigan, USA (Feb. 4, 2016) — Eighty-year-old Melvina Fields worries about getting contaminated water in her mouth each time she bathes. But what upsets her most, as the crisis in Flint drags Continue reading Living with contamination, Fear and anger in Flint

Lead poisoning strikes another US town

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The City of Flint Water Plant is illuminated by moonlight on January 23, 2016 in Flint, Michigan. Brett Carlsen/Getty Images/AFP
Elevated lead levels were detected months ago in Sebring, Ohio, but local officials failed to warn residents until last week

CHICAGO, USA (Jan. 26, 2016) — A lead poisoning scandal has struck a second US town, with schools closed Monday, January 25, in Sebring, Ohio, and the water treatment plant operator accused of falsifying reports.

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