( CNN ) A new civil suit targets two companies that “failed miserably” in their jobs to plow the drinking water in Flint, Michigan, leading to a crisis that exposed thousands to lead-tainted water.
Michigan’s united states attorney general is now suing French water company Veolia and Texas engineering assistances conglomerate Lockwood, Andrews and Newman( LAN ). The metropoli of Flint had hired the companies to assist the city in its water medicine process .
The indictments listed in the lawsuit include professional negligence, public nuisance, and forgery.
These are the firstly civil commissions announced by the Flint Investigation Team, which Schuette is leading. The squad had previously announced criminal charges against three Flint city hires in April 2016.
Schuette said more bills are still to come .
The fees, he included, “are an effort, a pathway to rebuild and restore trust and confidence in the administration has families of Flint and indeed to the families and taxpayers across Michigan.”
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