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Michigan Ex-Governor, Eight Others Face Jail for Flint Water (1)

Jan. 14, 2021, 7:16 PM

Former Michigan Governor Rick Snyder and eight other former officials could face jail time stemming from the disastrous contamination of water supplies in the city of Flint, after the state levied an array of charges against them ranging from neglect of duty to involuntary manslaughter.

The charges, filed by the Michigan attorney general, were a renewed effort to hold public officials accountable for the 2014 decision temporarily get drinking water from the Flint River. The water contained contaminants that leached lead from pipes, polluting supplies to thousands in the majority-Black, rust-belt city. Studies found the contamination may have been the...

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