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Flint Plan for $100 Million in Water Funding Heads to EPA

Lead Poisoning LawyerLANSING -- Flint intends to use $100 million in federal funds to improve its water treatment plant, replace underground pipes and make other system improvements, according to a request submitted Friday by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, according to the Detroit News.

Congress approved the funding amount last year in response to the Flint water contamination crisis. But the federal Environmental Protection Agency must still review the "intended use plan," which includes a $20 million match already appropriated by the state.

The formal funding request, submitted by the state Feb. 17, is similar to the plan Flint Mayor Karen Weaver proposed last month, although wording was changed in some instances to fit federal categories and ensure chances for approval.

The state would administer the federal aid through the Drinking Water Revolving Fund, providing money to the city in the form of loans it would fully forgive.

The $120 million plan includes $58.5 million to improve the Flint water treatment plan, with construction expected to begin in June, and $40 million to replace underground service lines throughout the city.

Another $10 million would be used for distribution system and transmission main improvements, $10 million for water meter replacement and $1.5 million for technical assistance provided to the city by the state.

The city will have to submit a separate plan for water treatment plant improvements before it could access funding for that purpose, according to the state submission.

Child Lead Poisoning Injuries

Lead poisoning in children can lead to very serious consequences. Many of these conditions can be remain with the child for the rest of his or her life.

  • Loss of IQ points
  • Learning disabilities
  • Speech problems
  • Developmental delays
  • Loss of learning capacity
  • Hyperactivity and attention disorder (ADHD)
  • Delinquent and criminal behavior
  • Brain damage
  • Wrongful death

The injuries caused by lead poisoning prevent many children from reaching their full intellectual and earning potential. These children often need special education services for many years. As a result, the damages suffered by a lead poisoned child are significant.  We have won large lead poisoning settlements throughout Michigan and Ohio for children and their parents.

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We will represent you in your lead poisoning case under our NO FEE PROMISE. This means that you will not be charged any legal fees whatsoever unless we obtain a settlement or recovery for you. You have absolutely no obligation for legal fees unless we win your case. If we do not obtain a settlement for you, you owe us nothing!

Contact a Leading Michigan Lead Poisoning Lawyer

Parents of children injured in an accident should contact the Michigan child injury lawyers of Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. We will begin gathering the witness statements and evidence to prove and win your case. Call us now at 1-800-606-1717 to speak with one of our experienced Michigan lead poisoning lawyers. We operate under a strict No Fee Promise, which means you will not owe us anything unless we are able to reach a settlement or jury verdict for your case. There is absolutely nothing to lose so do not hesitate! Call today to speak with an attorney about your child lead poisoning situation. 

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