Benton Harbor residents wait to pick up bottled water Oct. 15. | Anna Gustafson
State officials’ decisions around the water crisis in Benton Harbor, including allegedly pushing off a corrosion control study, left “thousands of people to drink and use knowingly unsafe lead-contaminated water,” according to a new class-action lawsuit.
“It has been less than six years since the declaration of emergency that made the Flint water crisis worldwide news,” states the 44-page lawsuit filed with the Michigan Court of Claims on Dec. 29. “Unthinkably, here we are again. In the nation’s most water-rich state, lead-contaminated municipal water in a majority African American city has once again been pumped into the homes and bodies of thousands of people, including vulnerable children. This case involves the ultimate inexcusable repeat of history.”
Full story: https://michiganadvance.com/2022/01/11/benton-harbor-water-crisis-is-the-ultimate-inexcusable-repeat-of-history-3rd-lawsuit-says/