Flashpoint 6/16/19: New findings in the Flint Water Crisis

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DETROIT - If you live in Flint, you certainly feel like we hit another Flashpoint last week in that city's long-running odyssey.

On Thursday, Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel announced she was dropping all of the standing charges in the Flint water investigation and basically rebooting the entire case.

Nessel had already dispatched Todd Flood as the special prosecutor and replaced him with her own team consisting of Fadwa Hammoud and Kym Worthy.

But this was a slap at the way the investigation had been handled by her predecessor, Bill Schuette -- but it may have also been that she saw the cases might be on shaky ground and she wants another and perhaps even broader run at those deemed responsible.

But it came just after a new report from researchers at Virginia Tech that puts a new spin on the science  -- the lead in the water readings - that is at the very heart of the entire ordeal.

Among the findings? That the highest lead levels might actually have been from before Flint's water was switched over to the Flint river. Is that possible? And what would that mean for the re-start of the prosecution?

It's a lot to sort through -- and on Sunday morning we tried to get to the bottom of it with Dr. Marc Edwards from Virginia Tech who talked about his new findings.

And we continued our examination of the state of affairs at the Eastern Market. 

Also, can a resurgent Detroit keep its authentic heart and soul in places like the market? 

Segment One: 

Marc Edwards of Virginia Tech discusses his new finding on the Flint Water Crisis  

Segment Two: 

Former state senate majority leader, Randy Richardville and Detroit area journalist Stephen Henderson talk about what happened this week with the Flint Water Crisis investigation 

Segment Three:

 Dan Carmody, president of the Eastern Market Corporation talks about the historic area's future. 

 

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