Flint Water Crisis – the Legal Battle Begins

Just a quick update on the water crisis in Flint, Michigan. The NY Times has this article out on the impending legal battle to deal with how the situation was mishandled. 13 felonies and 5 misdemeanors were lodged against state officials Busch, Prysby, and Glasgow. Gov. Snyder also faces an effort to recall him from office. Although recent test are promising and show decreased contamination, residents are still being advised to avoid the tap water, which continues to negatively affect their daily lives. The following is a video announcing the charges from the NY Times article linked above:

Here are past microBEnet posts related to the Flint water crisis:

Legionnaires’ Disease Outbreak in Flint, Michigan

Flint may not be alone

Deceptive lead testing, water utilities and the EPA vs. citizen science

FlintWaterStudy Research Fundraiser on GoFundMe #BuiltEnvironment #microBEnet

Flint Water Update

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Alex Alexiev

Alex Alexiev is a recent UC Davis graduate with a BS in microbiology working in Jonathan Eisen’s lab on aquariums as part of the microbiology of the built environment.