As the details behind the Flint Water Scandal, come to light, two Michigan officials are held responsible including the former Governor. The incident resulted in the death of 12 people. The investigations are underway, and we will soon come to know about the outcome.
Rick Snyder, the former governor of Michigan was charged along with the Flint Public Works director, Howard Croft. Both of them were not considered to be loyal to their duties which led to the incident that resulted in the killing of 12 people.
The water was contaminated with lead. This is why it was deemed dangerous to humans and animals to consume it. It is reported that Lake Huron, was considered a potential second water resource for consumption. And there were plans in place to sanction Lake Huron. But that was not to be.
The people consumed the contaminated water, and that led them to suffer from Legionnaires’ disease. This disease can be fatal.
The Attorney General’s office is silent on the matter, as the former governor charged for the crime. The legal counsel for the former governor has denied the charges so far and termed this a wrong move against his client.
All the lawsuits regarding the Flint Water incident were finally settled for $600 million and a compensation fund was established.
It is important to note that the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services’ former director was charged in the first investigation. It was believed that he was involved in this matter, and he knew about the Legionnaires’ disease outbreak, but he did nothing to address the situation.