The state official once in charge of keeping drinking water safe to drink in Michigan faces criminal charges. The charges allege Liane Shekter-Smith covered up information that could have averted the Flint water crisis. Smith is one of six state employees charged today with misconduct and neglect, among other things. Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette says workers at the state Department of Environmental Quality and the Department of Health and Human Services suppressed information that...
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