Flints financial crisis became a health crisis with the decision to unhook from the Detroit water system and start delivering water to residents itself. Since the city was under state emergency management at the time, much of the responsibility for fixing the problem rests with Lansing.
One way it could help the city find the resources to address its lead-tainted water pipes is to help seek relief from debts owed to the federal government.
When Flint switched away from using Detroit water, it began drawing water from the Flint River…
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