Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Criminal charges

Mich. AG makes case against 3 officials in Flint crisis

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette addresses the public during a press conference discussing criminal charges against one Flint employee and two state employees in relation to the Flint water crisis Tuesday, April 20, 2016 at Riverfront Banquet Center in downtown Flint. Jake May | MLive.com

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Detroit Free Press and Reuters

Three officials responsible for maintaining safe water in Flint tinkered with evidence, tweaked testing and misled county and federal officials, helping to set in motion the contamination of the city's drinking water, according to criminal charges filed by Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette. "These charges are only the beginning and there will be more to come," Schuette said. The two state officials pleaded not guilty.

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Regional officials trim Waukesha's water request

Journal Sentinel

Waukesha's request for Lake Michigan water was cut substantially by representatives of Great Lakes states and provinces. The Wisconsin city's plan to pump up to an average of 10.1 million gallons a day by midcentury will be trimmed to an average of 8.2 million gallons a day after officials removed portions of three neighboring communities from a future water service area.

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Scientists to build first-of-its-kind water database

Indiana Public Media

Indiana University hydrologist Darren Ficklin is one of three scientists building a first-of-its-kind database of water temperature and flow for nearly every stream in the U.S. and Canada. The project recently won a $1.6 million grant from the National Science Foundation. The researchers are using water temperature and stream flow data to better understand streams and rivers.

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