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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

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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Obama anger at Michigan water crisis

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The Flint Water Plant tower is shown January 13, 2016 in Flint, Michigan. Bill Pugliano/Getty Images/AFP
Obama says, ‘You can’t short-change basic services that we provide to our people’

DETROIT, USA (Jan. 21, 2106) — US President Barack Obama expressed anger Wednesday, January 20, at a high-profile health scare in Flint, Michigan, where lead-tainted water is believed to have sickened residents.

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