The Flint Water Crisis

The Flint River. In April 2014, the city of Flint began drawing from the river for its water supply.
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WKAR coverage of the water crisis facing the city of Flint, Michigan. Includes reporting from Current State, Off the Record and WKAR media partners.

Flint sign over street
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The Flint Water Crisis captured national attention about the dangers of lead contamination in public water supplies.  Now, nearly six years after the problem was first detected, health officials are reporting on the well-being of children in Flint.


Michigan House Democrats

Voters have elected a new mayor in Flint, Michigan, where recovery from a lead-contaminated water crisis remains a major issue.

City of Flint water tower
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Nearly 5 ½ years ago, the water source for the city of Flint was switched in an effort to save money. A disaster followed resulting in deaths, illness and mistrust of government. Tuesday at 10:00 p.m. on WKAR-TV, the documentary series Frontline examines the crisis by bringing to light conversations and documents never seen on television before. We spoke with Abby Ellis, the Michigan native who is the film’s director.


City of Flint water tower
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The Flint Registry is holding in-person enrollment across the city of Flint all week. Officials are trying to track the health of residents made ill by the Flint Water Crisis.

Rick Snyder
WKAR-MSU

Former Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder says he won’t continue with a fellowship at Harvard University following backlash over his role in Flint’s water crisis.


Flint water
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A former FBI agent who investigated the Flint water scandal says the team was moving toward new charges when new prosecutors took over.

Rick Snyder
WKAR-MSU

Former Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder is headed to Harvard University to teach, study and write on subjects related to state and local government.

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Prosecutors who dropped charges against eight people in the Flint water scandal explained their decision in a public forum Friday night, telling frustrated, shocked and saddened residents they must look at hundreds of mobile devices and millions of documents that a previous investigative team never reviewed.

View of the Flint river
Maria Palmo / WKAR-MSU

All remaining criminal charges of city and state officials stemming from the Flint Water Crisis have been dismissed.


City of Flint water tower
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Prosecutors stunningly dropped all criminal charges Thursday against eight people in the Flint water scandal and pledged to start the investigation from scratch.

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