Michigan to Pay $600M to Flint Water Crisis Victims


The U.S. state of Michigan said on Thursday that it had reached a preliminary settlement to pay $600 million to victims of the Flint water crisis, potentially closing a chapter on one of the country’s worst public health crises in recent memory.

If approved, the deal would provide the bulk of the funds to children impacted by a poisoning of the water in the city of Flint and would rank as the largest settlement in the state’s history, attorney general Dana Nessel said in a statement.

The settlement is the culmination of 18 months of talks over how to compensate residents who were sickened by their tapwater after state officials switched the city’s water supply six years ago, sparking a crisis that garnered national attention.

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