After decades of nearby industrial pollution, residents of the West Calumet Housing Complex in East Chicago, Indiana, were abruptly warned that they must vacate their homes for demolition given hazardous levels of lead and arsenic in the soil.
The water crisis in Flint, Michigan isn’t going away anytime soon, and it could prove costly for city residents. Water bills are set to double in the coming years and chlorine residual levels remain a problem.
Water quality in Flint, Michigan, has improved, according to a research team that reviewed samples from homes and buildings in the city. The water is okay for bathing and hand-washing, the group, led by Virginia Tech University's Marc Edwards, said.
Michigan Governor Rick Snyder, six former state officials, and engineering firms hired to evaluate water quality in Flint will have to contend with a class-action lawsuit filed by the NAACP, a human rights organization.