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Lead flakes in Flint water like a game of Russian roulette

Since January, more than 90 percent of water tests have come back below the federal action level for lead of 15 parts per billion. But there are still some insanely high lead levels in some homes. Take a look at a map of where those are, and you'll see there's no pattern.

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Federal Agency Sends Public Health Strike Team to Flint

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced yesterday afternoon they've sent a "public health strike team" to Flint.

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An Industrial Chemical Finds its Way into Great Lakes Trout

An industrial chemical is showing up in trout from the Great Lakes. It's called perfluoro-1-butane sulfonamide, or FBSA. Researchers traced this chemical back to several products on the market. Those include detergents and surfactants first used in 2003. Surfactants are materials made to stainproof and waterproof products.

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Don't Believe the Rumors: Flint Does Have a Recycling Program for All Those Water Bottles

We'll hear how to get involved with recycling with all those empty water bottles in the city of Flint.

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Why Didn't the State of Michigan Heed the Warnings in Flint?

In his State of the State address this week, Governor Rick Snyder apologized to people in Flint for the water crisis. He placed blame on the people who work for him.

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