New lawsuit seeks replacement of Flint’s lead pipes

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FLINT, MI - JANUARY 23: American Red Cross workers drive through Flint's north side distributing cases of water to residents on January 23, 2016 in Flint, Michigan. Water is being handed out for free to citizens of Flint following a federal state of emergency being declared due to the city's water supply becoming contaminated. (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images)

 

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A new lawsuit asks a federal judge to force Michigan and the city of Flint to replace all lead pipes in Flint’s water system to ensure residents have a safe drinking supply.

The complaint, filed Wednesday, says service lines from water mains into homes should be replaced at no cost to customers. The suit seeks an order requiring city and state officials to remedy alleged violations of the federal Safe Drinking Water Act.

It’s at least the fourth lawsuit filed over Flint’s lead-tainted water. The others seek financial damages and class-action status.

The plaintiffs are the National Resources Defense Council, American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan, Concerned Pastors for Social Action and resident Melissa Mays.

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3 comments

  • Send $ now

    If this goes through then I want reembersed the 10K for hooking up to city water and the 2.5K for the house pipe. I worked my whole life and most of these people over there haven’t worked a day in their life.. Just Babie making machines that whites tax money also paid for.

  • Bob

    Great idea if the National Resources Defense Council, American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan, Concerned Pastors for Social Action and resident Melissa Mays are willing to pay for it. I personally as a Michigan tax payer do not want to pay for pipe replacement in Flint when Grand Rapids also has lead pipes in its water system. If the residents of Flint want new water pipes they need to pay for it.