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Judge Rules City of Flint Fails to Comply With Court Order of Repairing Lead Pipes

4 weeks ago
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Flint, Michigan, received a court order last year to repair the lead service lines that exposed its people to harmful amounts of lead.

The city, unfortunately, failed to comply with the order by its deadline and a federal judge recently held it in civil contempt. 

When the Lead Pipe Replacement Crisis Started

It was seven years ago that the city of Flint agreed to fix the lead problem. Part of the deal involved the city promising to replace lead lines in all affected homes by 2020 and to fix damage to sidewalks, curbs and driveways.

In February 2023, it was brought to the attention of the city that it was not in compliance with the deal and an order was set in place to enforce the agreement.

Tuesday's ruling from US Judge David Lawson found the city was still not in compliance with the original deal or 2023's enforcement ruling. 


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