Lindsey Smith

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Michigan Pushes To Have Nation's Toughest Lead Water Rules

Monday, November 13, 2017

After the Flint crisis, GOP Gov. Snyder wants to adopt stricter rules regarding lead in water. He's pushing state regulators to change the federal rule because Republican state lawmakers won't do it.


3 Years After Lead Crisis, Flint Residents Still Need Water Filters

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Flint, Mich., switched drinking water sources 3 years ago. It'll be 3 more years before the city can replace 18,000 underground water pipes. Residents must use filters to reduce lead exposure.


Even As Levels Improve, Flint Residents Choose Bottled Water Over Tap

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Tests show the water is improving overall, but officials aren't ready to publicly declare the water safe again. And even when they do, many residents say they will have a hard time believing it.


Economy, Not Gender, Played A Big Factor For Many Midwestern Women Who Embraced Trump

Saturday, November 12, 2016

In Michigan and other Midwest states, many women say they'd love to see a female president someday, but a candidate's gender shouldn't be a reason to vote for her.


Flint Couple Celebrates Anniversary By Replacing Lead Tainted Pipes

Friday, September 30, 2016

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.


Obama To Travel To Flint, Where City Water Still Requires A Filter

Wednesday, May 04, 2016

President Obama visits Flint, Mich., on Wednesday for the first time since the water crisis began. Flint residents are still relying on bottled water and faucet filters to get safe drinking water.


Inaccurate Municipal Records Hinder Mapping Of Lead Water Pipes

Friday, April 01, 2016

The crisis in Flint, Mich., reveals that the city has no clue where its lead service lines are. A service line is the pipe that gets water from the main line into a home. Flint is not alone.


Michigan Governor's Flint Task Force Releases Report On Water Crisis

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

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.


EPA Faces Fallout From Flint, Mich., Water Crisis

Friday, January 22, 2016

A top EPA official resigned Thursday over the handling of the ongoing water contamination crisis in Flint, Mich. The role of the EPA and whether the federal agency should have done mo...


The Water Crisis in Flint, Michigan

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Michigan Radio's Lindsey Smith talks about the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, and the governor's response.

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Who's To Blame For Flint's Water Problem?

Sunday, January 17, 2016

For many people, the blame for the tap water contamination in Flint, Mich., lies with Gov. Rick Snyder. Despite his apologies for the state's missteps, calls for his resignation have been growing.


Poison Water Prompts State of Emergency in Michigan City

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Residents in Flint, Michigan have been dealing with the aftermath of lead-tainted water for over a year now, something that's lead to brain damage in some children.

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Elevated Lead Levels Detected In Some Michigan Children's Blood

Monday, October 05, 2015

In Flint, Mich., lead levels are spiking in children's blood. A new drinking water source is being blamed. Researchers say the new cases of lead poisoning were preventable.


Baffling, Boy-Swallowing Holes Close An Indiana Dune

Thursday, May 08, 2014

A popular summer spot is closed indefinitely because of mysterious holes — one of which temporarily buried a boy — that open and close in less than a day. Scientists have no idea why.