The Michigan House of Representatives gave $30 million to Flint to help pay the water bills of residents and business owners since the lead water contamination in April 2014. Though it’s not nearly enough funding to cover the many needs of Flint’s current situation, its residents are receiving a refund for all of the water they paid for, but could not drink.
According to Detroit Free Press a lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court last week for more than $150 million in refunds and compensation for damages for water that the plaintiffs allege was dangerous, undrinkable and unusable.
Other funding is still needed for Flint’s children and families’ nutritional needs and for the removal and replacement of lead pipes.
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