Great Lakes (IL IN MI MN OH WI)

August 31, 2009

DEADLINE: SEJ Post-Conference Tour / IJNR Lake Country Institute

SEJ Members: Apply by August 31st for an all-expenses-paid fellowship for SEJ's Oct 11-14, 2009, post-conference tour: IJNR's Lake Country Institute!

"Snyder Ordered DEQ To Withhold Flint Lead Test Results, Emails Claim"

"Gov. Rick Snyder and other state officials allegedly withheld lead testing results from county health officials while they worked to find ways to present the information to the public, according to emails obtained by The Flint Journal."

Source: Flint Journal, 02/11/2016

"City Fails To Warn Chicagoans About Lead Risks In Tap Water"

"More than two years after federal researchers found high levels of lead in homes where water mains had been replaced or new meters installed, city officials still do little to caution Chicagoans about potential health risks posed by work that Mayor Rahm Emanuel is speeding up across the city."

Source: Chicago Tribune, 02/10/2016

"Flint E-Mails: CDC Voiced Concerns Over Legionnaires' Actions"

"More than eight months before Gov. Rick Snyder disclosed a deadly Legionnaires' disease outbreak in the Flint area, federal health officials worried a lack of cooperation in Michigan could be hampering the public health response."

Source: Detroit Free Press, 02/10/2016

Emails Reveal Early Suspicions of a Flint Link to Legionnaires’ Disease

"Michigan state officials were aware of an increase in Legionnaires’ disease cases and a possible tie to Flint’s troubled water supply at least 10 months before Gov. Rick Snyder informed the public of the situation last month, newly obtained emails show."

Source: NY Times, 02/08/2016

Michigan Water Regulator Fired as Flint Crisis Fallout Continues

"A high-ranking Michigan regulator was fired Friday for her role in the drinking water crisis in Flint, broadening the fallout from a situation that has endangered the health of children, prompted criminal investigations and become an issue in the presidential campaign."

Source: NY Times, 02/08/2016

"U.S. Lawmakers Chastise Officials At All Levels Over Flint Crisis"

"U.S. lawmakers criticized environmental officials at a hearing on Wednesday for not acting sooner when they saw a report that drinking water in Flint, Michigan was polluted with dangerously high levels of lead."

Source: Reuters, 02/04/2016

Flint Hearing Raises Freedom of Information Concerns

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's openness has been a major issue throughout the crisis of contaminated drinking water in Flint, which has caused lead poisoning of some children. One aspect of the openness issue is the ability of agency employees to speak with journalists; another is unfulfilled FOIA requests.

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