- Former Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and other former top officials are expected to face criminal charges in connection with the Flint water crisis, the Associated Press reported Tuesday.
- Former Michigan health director Nick Lyons is another official also expected to face charges.
- The Flint water crisis started in 2013, when the city decided to switch to a new water supply to save costs. The water supply the city moved to use, however, was contaminated with lead and other toxins.
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Former Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and other top officials will be criminally charged in connection with the Flint water crisis, the Associated Press reported on Tuesday.
The AP reported that it is so far unknown what specific crimes Snyder will be charged for. In addition to Snyder, former Michigan health department director Nick Lyons and other health issues are expected to be charged as a result of an ongoing investigation by the Michigan attorney general’s office.
The Flint water crisis started in 2013, when the city decided to switch to a new water supply to save costs. In 2014, when the city was in the process of transitioning to the new water source, it moved to rely on the Flint River for water without treating the water supply for corrosion.
The contaminated water had serious health consequences for the city’s residents, particularly its predominately Black and low-income communities. The community suffered an outbreak of Legionnaires disease and exposed thousands of people, including an estimated 9,000 children under 6, to lead.
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