Michigan attorney general sues 2 companies over Flint water
FLINT, Michigan (AP) -
Michigan's attorney general is suing two companies, blaming them for Flint's lead-tainted water crisis.
Attorney General Bill Schuette says he filed the lawsuit Wednesday in Genesee County Circuit Court against Veolia North America and Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam. The suit says the companies were hired by the state and city, and that their actions and omissions caused the crisis to "occur, continue and worsen."
Two months ago, the state filed criminal charges against two state environmental regulators and a city of Flint water employee.
Flint's drinking water was switched from a Detroit system to the Flint River in 2014, but the supply was not properly treated, resulting in corrosion of lead pipes and elevated lead levels in some children.