Civil rights commission to discuss Flint water crisis report

DETROIT (AP) - The Michigan Civil Rights Commission will discuss an early version of its report about the lead-contaminated water crisis in Flint at its next meeting.

The commission, which meets Dec.12 at the University of Michigan Detroit center, is expected to check on progress and provide feedback. The report is scheduled to be released next month.

The commission held public hearings this year exploring whether Flint residents faced racial and ethnic intimidation in connection with the water crisis. In March, a state task force concluded it was a "case of environmental injustice."

Flint developed a lead problem because it used water from the Flint River for 18 months without treating it to prevent pipe corrosion. As a result, the water caused toxic lead to leach from old pipes and into homes.

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