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Costs of Flint Water Crisis Repairs Continue to Soar

A new report on the contaminated water crisis in ((the U.S. city of)) Flint, Michigan says the cost of replacing the city's corroded pipes that contaminated drinking water with lead will cost almost double previous estimates. The report, quoted by the Detroit Free Press newspaper, says the average cost of linking residences to water mains jumped from a state estimate of $4,000 to $7,500. The report by a leading engineering company said costs could run higher if $2,400 permit fees...

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