Flint water crisis: Judge signs off on final approval of $626 million settlement

Distribution process expected to begin within 45 days

Flint water plant.

FLINT, Mich. – A judge has signed off on final approval of the over $626 million settlement in the Flint water crisis.

About 80% of the settlement will go to individuals who were minors when first exposed to contaminated water, including 65% for children six years old and younger.

Lawyers said the distribution process will likely begin within 45 days, or sooner.

A separate order on the attorney’s request for fees will be issued by the judge.

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