The downtrodden US city of Flint was poisoned in a misguided drive by penny-pinching officials to save money, a lawsuit filed Wednesday claimed, demanding the corroded lead pipes responsible for contaminating tap water be immediately replaced. “In a failed attempt to save a few bucks, state-appointed officials poisoned the drinking water of an important American city, causing permanent damage to an entire generation of its children,” Michael Steinberg, legal director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan, said in announcing the lawsuit. Governor Rick Snyder — who faces calls to resign over his handling of the scandal — appointed a team of outside experts Wednesday to help the state resolve Flint's water crisis and deal with the long-term health impacts.
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Replace pipes that ‘poisoned’ Flint water, lawsuit demands