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Flint water crisis: $626m settlement reached for lead poisoning victims

Posted on AllSides November 10th, 2021
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A US judge has approved a $626m (£467m) settlement for victims of the 2014-15 lead water crisis in Flint, Michigan.

Most of the money will go to the city's children exposed to drinking poisoned water, affected adults, business owners and anyone who paid water bills.

At least 12 people died after Flint switched its water supply to the Flint river in 2014 without treating the corrosive water to save money.

As a result, lead in some old pipes broke off and flowed through taps.

An outbreak of Legionnaires' disease followed,...

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