“State Attorney General Bill Schuette on Friday announced additional charges related to the lead contamination of Flint, Michigan’s drinking water. In 2014, Flint switched its water source to the Flint River, the infrastructure for which had corroded after decades of neglect, causing high lead levels in the water supply. As many as 12,000 children in the city are thought to have been exposed to the contaminated water. Schuette’s office announced charges against six state workers between the Michigan Departments of Environmental Quality and Health and Human Services. Three other state and city officials were charged in April. Three employees at Health and Human Services — Nancy Peeler, Corinne Miller, and Robert Scott — were charged with misconduct in office, conspiracy and willful neglect of duty. At Environmental Quality, three more state employees — Liane Shekter-Smith, Adam Rosenthal, and Patrick Cook — were charged similarly for their roles in the coverup.”

This is great. The governor also should be criminally charged!

Source: Brendan Gauthier. “Michigan AG Announces Charges Against 6 More State Workers In Flint Water Crisis Investigation.” Salon. July 29, 2016. http://www.salon.com/2016/07/29/michigan_ag_announces_charges_against_6_more_state_workers_in_flint_water_crisis_investigation/.

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