November 7, 2015 | Detroit Free Press

State and local officials knew in 2013 that without proper treatment of water drawn from the Flint River, they risked subjecting the people of Flint to lead-contaminated drinking water.

But the next year, the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality OK’d Flint’s plan to pump water from the river, and into residents’ homes, without adding an important chemical that would prevent contamination from lead in old pipes. [...]

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