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Groups Demand Replacement of All Lead Pipes in Flint

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Environmental and civil rights groups are looking for a federal judge to order the replacement of all lead pipes in Flint's water system to ensure that residents have a safe drinking supply. Michigan Governor Rick Snyder said on Wednesday that the demand might be a long-term option but not an immediate one. The lawsuit seeks an order that forces city and state officials to fix alleged violations of the federal Safe Drinking Water Act, including a failure to properly treat the water for corrosion, test it for lead, notify residents of results and accurately report if the correct sample sites are being selected. Currently, Flint residents are unable to drink unfiltered tap water, and tests have shown high levels of lead in some children's blood.

Added on the 27/01/2016 14:40:01 - Copyright : Wochit

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