Someone finally held accountable for Flint water crisis
We have been watching and waiting to see if anyone would answer for the Flint water crisis. It would seem that the answer is finally yes.
Attorney General Bill Schuette, a Republican, filed the charges against three members of the state’s Department of Health and Human Services and three others from the state Department of Environmental Quality, including the former chief of Michigan’s Office of Drinking Water and Municipal Assistance.
The filings bring the number of government workers accused in the water crisis to nine. In April, Schuette, who is overseeing the probe, filed charges against two other Department of Environmental Quality workers and a Flint water quality supervisor. He also filed civil charges in June against two engineering firms that allegedly “botched” their work on the water supply system, contributing to the crisis.
The water disaster in Flint, a city of about 95,000 people, began to unfold more than two years ago. For decades, the once-thriving industrial city used water piped in from Lake Huron, with anti-corrosion chemicals added along the way by Detroit water officials.