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After a year, safe drinking water is flowing again at Detroit schools

After a year, safe drinking water is flowing again at Detroit schools

August 30, 2019 | Lori Higgins

Detroit’s public district returns a back-to-school essential most take for granted: running water. Last year, schools shut the tap after the discovery of lead and copper.

Lead levels drop in Michigan kids after Flint spike. But so does testing.

Lead levels drop in Michigan kids after Flint spike. But so does testing.

November 2, 2018 | Joel Kurth, Mike Wilkinson

With map: After a one-year increase, blood lead levels are down again in Michigan. But is it because fewer people are getting tested now that the Flint water crisis has faded?

Is lead in your Michigan school’s water? Chances are, nobody knows.

Is lead in your Michigan school’s water? Chances are, nobody knows.

September 7, 2018 | Chastity Pratt, Samana Sheikh

As state bills requiring school water tests stall, Detroit’s voluntary testing raises questions about lead in schools across Michigan.

Michigan senator introduces bill to fund $2B in water cleanups

Michigan senator introduces bill to fund $2B in water cleanups

September 5, 2018 | Lindsay VanHulle, Jim Malewitz

The bonding bill, sponsored by Sen. Margaret O’Brien of Kalamazoo County, differs from a plan backed by Gov. Rick Snyder, who prefers to raise needed revenue via higher fees.

Michigan lawmakers may require schools to test water for lead

Michigan lawmakers may require schools to test water for lead

June 6, 2018 | Jim Malewitz

House lawmakers voice bipartisan support for legislation to require schools, child care centers, colleges hospitals and veterans centers to test for lead and other contaminants.

 It’s not just Flint: Michigan lead levels up after long decline

It’s not just Flint: Michigan lead levels up after long decline

November 13, 2017 | Mike Wilkinson

(With new statewide lead map) ‘It’s really unknown why,’ Michigan’s chief medical officer tells Bridge.