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Michigan to pay $600 million to Flint water crisis victims: newspapers

Reuters on August 20, 2020

(Reuters) - The U.S. state of Michigan has reached a settlement to pay about $600 million to victims of the Flint water crisis, three newspapers said late on Wednesday, citing unidentified sources.

The settlement will be announced this week, the New York Times, Washington Post and Wall Street Journal said.

Most of the amount will be allocated for children who suffered from lead-tainted tapwater after officials switched the city’s water supply six years ago, they added.

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