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15 People Have Been Charged in the Flint Water Scandal

The water tower at the Flint Water Plant in Flint, Michigan, looms large over the city on March 4, 2016.

The water tower at the Flint Water Plant in Flint, Michigan, looms large over the city on March 4, 2016.

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Detroit (AP) -- Fifteen people have been charged in an investigation of how Flint's water became contaminated with lead in 2014-15 and a related outbreak of Legionnaires' disease. Seven people have pleaded no contest to misdemeanors in deals that will leave them without a criminal record.

— Michael Prysby, Stephen Busch, Liane Shekter Smith, Adam Rosenthal, all from the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality.