First criminal action over lead contamination
by Kris Maher
A Michigan judge authorized criminal charges Wednesday in Flint, Mich., against two state environmental regulators and a Flint employee—the first such charges stemming from federal and state probes into lead contamination of the city’s drinking water.
District Judge Tracy Collier-Nix authorized charges against Stephen Busch, who was a district supervisor in the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality’s Office of Drinking Water and Municipal Assistance during the water crisis, Michael Prysby, a former district engineer with the DEQ, as well as Michael Glasgow, a supervisor at Flint’s water-treatment plant.
Attorneys for the three men couldn’t immediately be reached to comment.