Ex-state governor charged in Flint water crisis – HEDGE accordingly

Washington (AFP) – Ex-governor Rick Snyder was among former officials in the US state of Michigan charged over the Flint water crisis, a health scandal that came to symbolize social injustice in America, authorities said Thursday. Prosecutors allege Snyder willfully neglected his duty to protect the residents of the decaying industrial city that switched its drinking water source to the polluted Flint River to cut costs in 2014. Officials failed to add corrosion controls to the new tap water source, allowing lead and other contaminants to leach from the city’s aging pipe system. Twelve people …

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HEDGE accordingly