It has been a year since a county health department in Michigan warned residents in Flint to stop drinking their tap water because it was full of lead from corroded pipes. Thousands of lines need to be replaced; the city estimates that fewer than 200 pipes have been fixed so far. But this week, there was good news for Keri Webber and her family. Private donors came up with the money to replace her line, and a crew showed up to do so on the morning of her 25th wedding anniversary.
A group that Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder appointed to investigate the cause of the Flint water crisis released its report Wednesday, putting much of the blame for Flint's lead-contaminated water on the state's environmental regulators. But it also blames a state law that was set up to save cities like Flint from financial collapse.
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