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Flint 2.0? Chicago’s Water Management Commissioner Resigns Ahead Of Lead Testing

Mayor Rahm Emanuel meets with City departments and their employees and discussed the progress of current efficiency initiatives across city government aimed at improving city services, achieving cost savings and streamlining operations during briefing at Water Management Jardine facility, 1000 E. Ohio Street Thursday,  July 14, 2011. Water Management Commissioner Thomas Powers (right) during meet. | John H. White~Sun-Times.

Tom Powers announces resignation after Monday’s announcement regarding testing for lead poisoning Following the Flint Water Crisis, and coupled by growing concerns within the community about potentially elevated levels of lead throughout Chicago’s drinking water supply, The Chicago Department of Public Health announced on Monday a new initiative to test tap …

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Michigan Governor Rick Snyder’s Own Investigatory Panel Blames His Administration For Flint Water Crisis

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) testifying about the Flint water crisis before Congress
CREDIT: AP PHOTO/ANDREW HARNIK

Independent Panel Finds That State Is Fundamentally Accountable For What Happened In Flint Cites Negligence At All Levels And Says It Not Only Affects The Citizens Of Flint’s Health, But Their “Trust In Government”   An investigatory panel specifically commissioned by Michigan Governor Rick Snyder issued its final report Wednesday regarding …

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“I’ve had enough of your false contrition” US Rep. Matt Cartwright Blasts Rick Snyder For His Ongoing Negligence

Gov. Rick Snyder takes his seat before a hearing about the Flint water crisis in front of the U.S. House Committee on Government Oversight and Reform at the Rayburn House Office Building on Thursday, March 17, 2016 in Washington D.C. Jake May | MLive.com

Calls Michigan Governor “phony” says he should face criminal charges The Congressional hearing regarding the ongoing Flint Water Crisis is underway, and at least one representative has wasted no time in making his opinions on the subject known. US Representative Matt Cartwright, D-PA, called Wednesday morning for Snyder to resign …

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Top Investigator In Flint Water Crisis: Officials Could Be Facing Charges Including Involuntary Manslaughter

Photo Credit: CARLOS OSORIO/AP

A top investigator assigned to the Flint Water Crisis – which knowingly allowed dangerous levels of lead potentially causing deadly cases of Legionnaires disease – could result in criminal charges as serious as involuntary manslaughter. As the ongoing escalations in the crisis prompt Governor Rick Snyder to propose another $195 …

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Michigan Knew Last Year That Flint’s Water Was Likely Poisoned, Opts Not To Say Anything

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Via Slate: Michigan governor Rick Snyder declared last week that the poisonously high levels of lead in drinking water in Flint, Michigan constitute a state of emergency. “The health and welfare of Flint residents is a top priority and we’re committed to a coordinated approach with resources from state agencies to address all aspects …

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