$600 Million Settlement Going Towards Flint Water Crisis
In 2014, the state of Michigan made the decision to switch the city of Flint’s water from Detroit’s municipal system to its source of water coming from the Flint River. As a result, thousands of Flints residents were exposing themselves to tainted drinking water infiltrated with lead.
The residents of Flint knew this was a result of financial risks that they were willing to take, and harming innocent civilians in the process. The river water was quite erosive and caused the lining meant to protect the pipes to wear off, and causing turmoil to the people of Flint.
A portion of $200 million will go to the attorneys involved while the rest will go towards the families impacted by the poisoned water of Flint. Michigan.
News Staff, ABC12. (2020, August 19). Report: Major $600 million settlement coming in Flint water crisis lawsuits. ABC 12. https://www.abc12.com/2020/08/19/report-major-600-million-settlement-coming-in-flint-water-crisis-lawsuits/
(2020, August 24). Michigan settles Flint water lawsuit for $600 million. Indiana Environmental Reporter. https://www.indianaenvironmentalreporter.org/posts/michigan-settles-flint-water-lawsuit-for-600-million