The US Supreme Court gave Monday the green light for the continuation of two class-action lawsuits bringing together residents of the city of Flint, whose drinking water system was permanently contaminated with lead. [19659002ResidentsofthisformerindustrialcitywhichhasbecomeasymbolofsocialinjusticesintheUnitedStateshadsummonedMichigancityandstateofficialsbeforethecourts
These officials had obtained invalidation in the first instance. proceedings against them, but an Ohio Court of Appeal later reversed that decision in July 2017.
The nine wise men in Washington ruled on Monday that the proceedings should continue.
The High Court also rejected the arguments put forward by the City of Flint, Genesee County, and Michigan environmental policy makers.
Flint-contaminated water in the city of Flint is one of the worst health scandals in recent years in the United States.
The tragedy was caused by the decision of the local authorities to change the city's water supply in 2014 as a cost-saving measure
The acidic and polluted water of the local river, preferred in the clean water of nearby Lake Michigan, gnawed the distribution system, exposing people to lead poisoning.
Lead poisoning of thousands of Flint children threatens to have catastrophic health consequences for decades.