The Journal/MLive reported that the city had "disregarded federal rules requiring it to seek out homes with lead plumbing for testing, potentially leading the city and state to underestimate for months the extent of toxic lead leaching into Flint's tap water. I look forward to the results of the investigation to ensure these mistakes don't happen again. [502], The Kresge Foundation donated $2 million to the Community Foundation of Greater Flint. [358], On February 6, 2017, the Genesee Intermediate School District received $6.5 million for the Early On Genesee program to provide free evaluations to as many as 5,000 children up to 5 years old facing possible lead-related developmental delays from the state of Michigan. [530], On March 2, 2018, Netflix released Flint Town which follows the Flint Police Department in 2016 during the height of the water crisis.[531]. The switch is made the following day. The watchdog group Common Cause called upon Snyder to release all documents related to the Flint water crisis. The lessons of Flint are profound. [12][142] Subsequently, Flint started adding additional orthophosphate to the water to rebuild the pipe lining. [419], Michael Moore, a Genesee County native and director-producer of several movies related to Flint, called for Snyder's arrest for mishandling the water crisis in an open letter to the governor, writing, "The facts are all there, Mr. Snyder. [353], On October 17, 2016 the second phase of the program was completed on 218 homes. The problem with the current Lead and Copper Rule is that it allows states to test their own water systems. The state government gave a $500,000 grant to the Genesee Health System for free counseling in addition to sending state mobile crisis teams and expanding Medicaid programs for affected residents. June 26 – After several hours of debate, city council decides to postpone the vote on whether to approve the 30-year GLWA (Great Lakes Water Authority) contract until September 2017. [4] Responses from Michigan state authorities denied that a deadline was approaching, and said that criminal prosecutions would follow. “We have power tied in from the other transformer to get the pumps back running, and Consumers Energy is doing everything they can to restore the power as quickly as possible,” said Best in the statement. 2 years ago. "[222], On April 16, 2020, an article was published giving details of evidence of corruption and a coverup by Snyder and his "fixer" Rich Baird, and stating that the statute of limitations on some of the most serious felony misconduct-in-office charges would expire on April 25, 2020. © 2020 Advance Local Media LLC. Although statewide childhood lead-poisoning rates have dramatically declined since the removal of lead from gasoline, certain areas of the state (particularly low-income areas with older housing stock) continue to experience lead poisoning, mostly from lead paint in homes built before 1978 and lead residue in dust and soil. [252] Another $165 million for lead pipe replacements and water bill reimbursements was approved by Snyder on June 29, 2016. GM stopped using Flint water in October 2014, after reporting that the water was corroding car parts. The task force also found that MDEQ has failed to follow the federal Lead and Copper Rule. 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December 29 – MDEQ Director Dan Wyant resigns. At a media roundtable in February 2016, Flood said that the investigation could result in involuntary manslaughter charges, if there was gross negligence leading to a death. They knew. Inadequate regulation was cited as one reason for unsafe lead levels in tap water and "efforts to address shortcomings often encounter push-back from industries like agriculture and mining that fear cost increases, and from politicians ideologically opposed to regulation." Celebrities including the singers Cher and Bruno Mars, rapper Meek Mill, comedians Dave Chappelle and Jimmy Fallon, and many others have made high-profile donations to assist Flint. [10][11] The city switched back to the Detroit water system on October 16, 2015. Water pollution has been a major issue around the country time and time again. Each source could be associated with only a proportion of cases. [25], The following is a sequence of events related to the Flint water crisis. [545], Contamination by lead of water supply in Flint, Michigan, Possible link to Legionnaires' disease spike, Inquiries, investigations, resignations, and release of documents, State of emergency and emergency responses, Infrastructure repairs and medical treatment, Lead poisoning and aging infrastructure problems in other cities, West Virginia University/University of Kansas study, William Paterson University/University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Study, Wayne State University, Department of Communication Study, Donations from religious organizations and groups, Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Flint, Michigan § Second financial emergency: 2011–present, U.S. House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee, Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy, Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, federal emergency/major disaster designation, State Children's Health Insurance Program, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, Harvard T.H. Lee-Anne Walters and her family in Flint, Michigan, drank water laced with hazardous levels of lead contamination for nearly eight months, beginning in … ", "Flint data on lead water lines stored on 45,000 index cards", "After ignoring and trying to discredit people in Flint, the state was forced to face the problem", "Gov. February's water tests marked the seventh straight month in which city water was below the action level. These changes, proposed in amendments to the Lead and Copper Rule, still allow lead water lines to service communities, which has drawn a lot of criticisms from the public. "[404], Flint residents themselves have identified racism as a contributing factor to the crisis. [529] The Flint Institute of Arts screened the episode early, on May 23. [517] Detroit Pistons owner and Flint native Tom Gores matched the amount, doubling the amount raised to $1,133,964. All of those things, that firestorm of events, resulted in really awful water quality. "[141] Flint's water supply was switched back to DWSD in October 2015. An investigative report by Reuters released December 19, 2016 found nearly 3,000 areas in the United States with lead contamination rates at least double those in Flint. [135], After the permanent switch to the Flint River, city residents began complaining about the color, taste, and odor of their water. Goyette will be paid $1,663,300.60 for replacements at 260 addresses in city wards two, six and eight. [518], A benefit concert to support children affected by the crisis presented by Flint country music station Nash FM 95.1 featuring Granger Smith and Tegan Marie was held at the Dort Federal Center in Flint on April 7, with the proceeds going to Hurley's Children Hospital. [149] 1 µg/L is equivalent to 1 part per billion. Lawyer Geoffrey Fieger represents the plaintiffs. April 20 – At a town hall meeting regarding the crisis, six people are arrested at a Flint church for disorderly conduct and interfering with the police. "[383], Democratic Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton repeatedly mentioned the crisis during her campaign, saying: "The people of Flint deserve to know the truth about how this happened and what Governor Snyder and other leaders knew about it. 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U.S. Representative Dan Kildee from Flint gave an opening statement. [315], On March 24, the City of Flint filed a notice of intent sue in the Court of Claims against the State of Michigan, the MDEQ and four MDEQ employees for their mishandling of the crisis. All rights reserved (About Us). December 19 – State of Michigan Office of Special Counsel publishes Investigator's Report on Attorney General Case 16-0003 (defendants. [439] The results from this study can further inform government agencies on how to effectively communicate with African-American communities, and use new social media platforms like Instagram to disperse important crisis information. Snyder sued in class action lawsuit over Flint water crisis", "Why is Court of Claims handling DPS, Flint water crisis lawsuits? May 30 – A new study by Virginia Tech professors Marc Edwards and Sid Roy published in the peer-reviewed journal. ", "Were Flint water fears 'blown off' by state? [340] The newly amended bill was rejected by the Senate on February 4. This press release also provided an option for Flint: the sale of raw, untreated water. Flint spent more than $20 million on unnecessary excavations when it ignored model predictions in 2018, instead of targeting homes with the highest likelihood of having a lead service line. PBS's Frontline aired an episode about the water crisis and Legionnaires outbreak on September 10, 2019 called "Flint's Deadly Water". al", "4 families sue over lead in Flint water", "After Flint water crisis, families file lawsuit", "Two Flint water lawsuits dismissed by same federal court judge", "Plaintiffs' lawyers wary of taking on Flint water scandal", "3 people file class action lawsuit against Gov. It ran from January 18 through March 10, 2018. Also, the birth weights after the climax of the crisis were not assessed to see if they bounced back to pre-crisis weights. February 26 – EPA manager Miguel Del Toral detects that lead levels in the water at the home of Flint resident. [430], In the third episode of the Adult Swim comedy series Million Dollar Extreme Presents: World Peace, Charles Carroll (member of the group of YouTube comedians "Million Dollar Extreme") delivers a monologue where he describes how viewers can recreate the contaminated water in Flint. Kelso thought it was sewage, but it was actually iron. That's terrible. "[221] The case was settled in November 2017, with a joint statement saying in part, "The parties also note there are circumstances for which the FOIA currently lacks certainty when documents must be provided. In my head, I didn't believe that. It has been seen in the Cuyahoga River, Washington, D.C., during oil spills, and most recently, in the city of Flint, Michigan. "[439] Lastly, researchers found that Instagram was widely used by African-American residents to receive crisis information. February 4 – Water service lines are identified as the main source of lead in tap water, but there are almost no verified service line materials in Flint because of outdated records. At 45 µg/dL, chelation therapy is considered. [395][396] The Flint crisis recalled recent lead contamination crises in the tap water in various cities, such as the lead contamination in Washington, D.C. drinking water (2001), Columbia, South Carolina (2005); Durham and Greenville, North Carolina (2006); Jackson, Mississippi (2015); and Sebring, Ohio (2015). [175] On June 9, 2017, the MDEQ reported their May 2017 testing showed 90 percent of Tier I samples at or below 6 ppb of lead with 93.1 percent of the samples at or below 15 ppb.[176]. [266] A week later they advised residents to continue using water filters and drink only bottled water. It concluded in its report that "Flint River water leaches more lead from plumbing than does Detroit water. 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[387] Trump later lost Michigan in the 2020 election. [334], On January 18, 2016 the United Way of Genesee County estimated 6,000–12,000 children have been exposed to lead poisoning and kicked off a fundraising campaign to raise $100 million over a 10–15 year span for their medical treatment. [274] The state took over the emergency response after that date. The advisory is lifted on August 20. [174], On March 7, 2017, MDEQ reported that Flint water sampled in February registered below the federal threshold for lead with 90 percent of samples at or below 8 ppb. Edwards credited the Michigan ACLU and the group Water You Fighting For with doing the "critical work of collecting and coordinating" many water samples analyzed by the Virginia Tech team. Because lead screening is not completed for all children, such data may be skewed toward higher-risk children and thus overestimate lead exposure, especially in non–high-risk areas. The crisis highlighted a lack of transparency in Michigan government; the state is one of just two states that exempts the governor's office from state freedom-of-information legislation. The main limitation of the study was that infants of Flint were compared to infants of other counties. [26], Some water service lines in Flint were installed between 1901 and 1920. "[308] It was dismissed on April 19, 2016, after the judge ruled the allegations fall under the federal Safe Drinking Water Act, which prevents challenges to the law being ruled on in U.S. District Court and states they must be addressed by the EPA, and the case should be re-filed in the Michigan Court of Claims. June 20 – MDEQ threatens Flint with legal action if a water contract is not approved by June 26, 2017. [416] In November 2016, a federal judge ordered the implementation of door-to-door delivery of bottled water to every home without a properly installed and maintained faucet filter. [521], Fight for Flint was a boxing fundraiser at Flint's Dort Federal Event Center featuring Tommy "The Hitman" Hearns, along with brothers Andre Dirrell and Anthony Dirrell; Mike Hernandez, Troy Albrine Jr., Rakim Johnson; and female boxers Jackie Kallen, Fatuma Zarika and Alicia Ashley. In areas where water lead levels were considered high at ≥ 15 ppb, which is the maximum amount of lead allowed in water per the Safe Drinking Water Act Lead and Copper Rule, the average proportion of Flint children with elevated blood-lead levels rose from 4% to 10.6%. [291] On December 20, 2017, Adam Rosenthal pleaded no contest to a public records charge, a one-year misdemeanor, which was officially dismissed on September 27, 2018, following his cooperation in other prosecutions. [269] The Department of Health and Human Services granted his request on February 18, providing an additional $500,000 in Medicaid expansion for affected Flint children and pregnant women. January 6 – Governor Snyder apologises again for the Flint water crisis. [481], Walmart, The Coca-Cola Company, Nestlé and PepsiCo announced that they would collectively donate a total of 176 truckloads of water (up to 6.5 million bottles) through the end of 2016. [475], Detroit Lions defensive end Ziggy Ansah donated 94,000 bottles to Flint,[476] and Terrance Knighton and his Washington Redskins teammates donated 3,600 bottles of water to Flint's Catholic Charities USA. [148], From August 2015 to November 2016, median water lead levels began to go down again depending on the type of water service pipes each home had. How a whole city was poisoned" about the crisis. June 3 – The government-issued phones of 65 state officials, including former Governor Snyder, are seized in a criminal investigation into the crisis. [229][needs update], Among the Michigan congressional delegation, only Representative Justin Amash, Republican of Cascade Township, opposed federal aid for Flint. "[192] The Flint Water Advisory Task Force's final report, released March 21, 2016, found the MDEQ, MDHHS, Governor's office, and the state-appointed emergency managers "fundamentally accountable" for the crisis, saying the people of Flint were "needlessly and tragically" exposed to toxic levels of lead and other hazards. The Trump Administration blocked publishing a federal health study on the nationwide water-contamination crisis. [129] On April 17, the DWSD delivered its one-year termination notice after Flint rejected their last offer. [83], On April 23, 2019 Status Coup, an independent investigative reporting network co-founded by Jordan Chariton and Jenn Dize, released the documentary Flushing Flint which claimed that the water testing by Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) was falsified by MDEQ staff taking water samples after flushing running water from taps for several minutes before taking the samples, contrary to normal procedures for water testing, and by MDEQ staff telling residents that they should take water samples after flushing running water from their taps for several minutes. [457], A study from the University of Michigan provided evidence that demonstrated an association between the Flint water crisis and sleep conditions. General Motors (GM) made the first complaint about the corrosivity of the water. Gretchen Whitmer took steps Monday to … [536][537] Anonymous Content optioned the book rights to make a movie, to be produced by Michael Sugar and Rosalie Swedlin, and written/directed by Cherien Dabis. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters and Representative Dan Kildee proposed an amendment to pending federal energy legislation to add the special appropriation of up to $400 million to replace and repair the lead service lines in Flint and $200 million more to create a center for lead research in Flint. Hosted by comedian Hannibal Buress, it featured singers Janelle Monáe and Ledisi, as well as actor-activists Jesse Williams and Jussie Smollett, among others. Although the labor of the team (composed of scientists, investigators, graduate students, and undergraduates) was free, the investigation still spent more than $180,000 for such expenses as water testing and payment of Michigan Freedom of Information Act costs. [122] On March 25, 2013, the purchase of 16 million US gallons (61,000 m3) per day from the KWA was approved by the Flint City Council. August 14 – The city announces a water boiling advisory for parts of the city. [397], The water crisis in Flint, Michigan has made it apparent that reform needs to be made nationwide to improve water infrastructure. "[422], On January 16, 2016, the Reverend Jesse Jackson met with Mayor Weaver in Flint and said of the crisis, "The issue of water and air and housing and education and violence are all combined. DEQ interim director Keith Creagh said that estimation of total costs would be premature. [243], On January 11, Snyder signed an executive order creating a new committee to "work on long-term solutions to the Flint water situation and ongoing public health concerns affecting residents. "[156] Later, Wurfel apologized to Hanna-Attisha. The New York Times notes, "Although Congress banned lead water pipes 30 years ago, between 3.3 million and 10 million older ones remain, primed to leach lead into tap water by forces as simple as jostling during repairs or a change in water chemistry." [231] On March 1, one of its members, Senator Jim Ananich of Flint, introduced a resolution that would grant state lawmakers probing the Flint water crisis subpoena power over the governor's office, which is immune to the state Freedom of Information Act. "[371], In December 2016, President Barack Obama signed Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act of 2016 (co-sponsored by Debbie Stabenow in the Senate)[372] which earmarked $170 million to address the Flint water crisis. [445], Robby Soave, writing in Reason magazine, said that administrative bloat in public-sector trade unions was to blame for the crisis: "Let's not forget the reason why local authorities felt the need to find a cheaper water source: Flint is broke and its desperately poor citizens can't afford higher taxes to pay the pensions of city government retirees. PURPOSE This report presents the water quality of the Flint River, Michigan as it exists today, and includes predictions of population, water use, and waste load trends for future years. Case No. [261], After Snyder's request for a "Major Disaster Declaration" status was turned down, FEMA Administrator W. Craig Fugate wrote a letter to Snyder saying that the water contamination "does not meet the legal definition of a 'major disaster'" under federal law because "[t]he incident was not the result of a natural catastrophe, nor was it created by a fire, flood or explosion. 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The work of Guyette and the ACLU was credited with bringing the water contamination to public light. [185], On February 5, 2018, a study published in the journals Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences and mBio concluded that the 2014-2015 outbreak of Legionnaires' disease in Flint was caused by low levels of chlorine which, at higher levels, would have made it difficult for bacteria to replicate. Community Rules apply to all content you upload or otherwise submit to this site. This date is considered the start of the water crisis. [137], Prior to August 2014, additional chlorine had been added to eliminate bacteria from the Flint River. 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