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Feds Forgive Flint’s $20M Water Debt, Fund $3.2M Lead Registry

Aug. 1, 2017, 9:37 PM

Flint, Mich., won more federal aid as the EPA announced it is forgiving $20.7 million of the city’s debt and the Department of Health and Human Services awarded funding for a registry of those exposed to the city’s lead-contaminated water.

Officials applauded the federal assistance Aug. 1 and said the money will go toward improving public safety and water system updates. Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) and Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt both said the loan forgiveness will allow for water-infrastructure improvements, according to statements issued by Snyder’s office and the EPA.

The $20.7 million in forgiven debt ...