Since 2014 when the city water crises all began, nothing has yet to be done about the issue.
When the Flint River became the drinking water source for residents, almost immediately, residents of Flint a majority black community in poverty started complaining about the quality of the water. City and state officials denied for months that there was a serious problem.
A federal state of emergency was declared just only in 2016 after over 100,000 residents were potentially exposed to high levels of lead.
According to dailycaller.com, residents of Flint, Michigan who say the Environmental Protection Agency mismanaged the water crisis that exposed thousands of children to lead poisoning have sued the U.S. government, seeking class action status for their claims.
State officials stated that the levels of detected led in Flint's drinking water supply had fallen below federal limits. Until the pipes can be replaced residents are urged to keep using filtered water for consumption and daily use.
It is believed that nearly 2,000 citizens in Flint, Michigan affected by lead poisoning have sued the U.S. federal government for its failure to handle the crisis.
As stated by the dailycaller.com, the lawsuit claims that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) failed to take the proper steps to ensure that state and local authorities were addressing the crisis. The defendants are seeking a civil action lawsuit for $722 million in damages.