FBI joins EPA in investigating Flint water crisis for criminal violations

FBI spokeswoman says agencys role is analyse the matter to determine if there have been any federal violations in lead contamination of drinking water The FBI is working with a multi-agency squad analyse the lead contamination of Flints drinking water, alongside Environmental Protection Agency examiners who can tackle criminal violations of federal environmental statute, officials…

Caught in a spate: ‘raw water’ innovators blame ‘opportuni-vores’ for brouhaha

Amid ridicule over California trend for unfiltered water, some bottlers resent newer industries they feel are jumping on the raw food bandwagon for profit Bryan Pullen and Seth Pruzansky have been quietly bottling water in the woods of Maine for nearly a decade- straight from springtime to bottle without filtration or therapy. They began selling…

Michigan ACLU sues schools after Flint water crisis

( CNN) The ACLU of Michigan is suing school districts that serve Flint, saying there are inadequate services for the 30,000 children therewho were exposed to lead through the water supply. The class action lawsuit filed Tuesday also alleges that the federal Someones with Disabilities Education Act is being violated by not providing ongoing screening…

Water utility serving American cities use tests that downplay contamination

Guardian analysis exposes millions of clients were asked to used testing technique condemned by the EPA which may flush out detectable leading content Water utilities in some of the largest cities in the US that collectively serve some 12 million people haveusedtests that downplay the amount of lead contamination found in drinking water for more…