In 2014, in an effort to save money, the City of Flint switched its water supply to water drawn from the highly contaminated Flint River. That change set into motion a series of events that ended with many of the City’s nearly 8,000 small children permanently harmed by lead poisoning, and over 30,000 of the City’s many housing units rendered nearly worthless because of corroded, unsafe pipes and appliances.
On September 10, 2019, PBS FRONTLINE aired a documentary, drawing from a two-year investigation, that uncovers the extent of a deadly Legionnaires’ disease outbreak during the Flint water crisis — and how officials failed to stop it.
Watch a clip from the documentary below and the complete documentary here.
Cohen Milstein is Co-Lead Class Counsel in the Flint Water Crisis Class Action Litigation, alleging that, beginning in 2014, city officials in Flint, Michigan, including the Governor of Michigan, and the engineering firms under their management, blatantly failed to provide the citizens and businesses of Flint, Michigan with safe drinking water, instead providing them with poisonous, lead-tainted water, as reported in The Detroit News, Detroit Free Press, Law360 and other national publications.