New lawsuit seeks replacement of Flint’s lead pipes

LANSING, Mich. (AP) – A new lawsuit asks a federal judge to force Michigan and the city of Flint to replace all lead pipes in Flint’s water system to ensure residents have a safe drinking supply.

The complaint, filed Wednesday, says service lines from water mains into homes should be replaced at no cost to customers. The suit seeks an order requiring city and state officials to remedy alleged violations of the federal Safe Drinking Water Act.

It’s at least the fourth lawsuit filed over Flint’s lead-tainted water. The others seek financial damages and class-action status.

The plaintiffs are the National Resources Defense Council, American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan, Concerned Pastors for Social Action and resident Melissa Mays.

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