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flint reintroduces glwa water back into distribution system

Flint reintroduces GLWA water back into distribution system

Two months after a break in the Great Lakes Water Authority pipeline that supplies Flint, Michigan’s drinking water, the city has completed the process of reintroducing GLWA water into its distribution system. On Thursday, Oct. 13, Flint’s water supply returned to a mix of 95% water from GLWA and 5% from Genesee County. Read the…

jury cant reach verdict in engineers flint water trial

Jury can’t reach verdict in engineers’ Flint water trial

Jury can’t reach verdict in engineers’ Flint water trial

By Ed White, Associated Press

DETROIT (AP) — A judge declared a mistrial Thursday after jurors said they couldn’t reach a unanimous verdict in a dispute over whether two engineering firms should bear some responsibility for Flint’s lead-contaminated water.

Veolia North America and Lockwood, Andrews & Newman, known as LAN, were accused of not doing enough to get Flint to treat the highly corrosive water or to urge a return to a regional water supplier.

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drinking water news roundup lead levels increase in flint water businesses sued over water contamination concerns

Drinking Water News Roundup: Lead levels increase in Flint water, businesses sued over water contamination concerns

Drinking Water News Roundup: Lead levels increase in Flint water, businesses sued over water contamination concerns

From lead pipes to PFAS, drinking water contamination is a major issue plaguing cities and towns all around the Great Lakes. Cleaning up contaminants and providing safe water to everyone is an ongoing public health struggle.

Keep up with drinking water-related developments in the Great Lakes area.

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Illinois:

  • Sludge containing forever chemicals spread on Illinois farmland – Chicago Tribune

Sewage sludge is contaminating thousands of acres of northeast Illinois farmland with toxic “forever chemicals,” a Chicago Tribune investigation found.

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jury gets flint water case about liability for engineers

Jury gets Flint water case about liability for engineers

Jurors heard closing arguments Thursday in the only trial to arise thus far from the Flint water crisis, a dispute over whether two engineering firms should be held partially responsible for the city’s lead contamination in 2014-15. Read the full story by WNEM-TV – Saginaw, MI. Read the full story

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