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"On Jan. 5, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder declared a state of emergency in Flint and Genesee County, where lead in the area’s drinking water has been showing up at toxic levels in the bloodstreams of children. The water became toxic because of a decision by the government Snyder runs." http://goo.gl/mxpkm2
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The lead contaminated water crisis in Flint, Michigan is receiving increased national attention-yet what the people of the Rust Belt city urgently need to receive is clean drinking water. Republican Governor Rick Snyder on Thursday offered a second apology for the crisis, saying it's an "unfortunate situation."Read more from Common Dreams
Gov. Rick Snyder requested President Obama to declare both an emergency and an expedited major disaster for Genesee County as a result of ongoing emergency water response efforts in Flint. Snyder requested supplementary federal aid in the form of Individual Assistance and Public Assistance to help eligible residents and state and local government entities to protect the health, safety and welfare of Flint residents.Read more from WEYI
Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette says his office is investigating the Flint water crisis. Less than a month ago, an aide said the state’s top law enforcer would stay on the sideline.Read more from Washington Post
The 'unconscionable' water crisis in Flint: How politicians failed - and poisoned - the publicRead more from Rawstory
FLINT, MICHIGAN - President Barack Obama has signed an emergency declaration following a request from Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder that would open the door for federal aid to deal with Flint's water crisis.Read more from NOLA.com
The city's water supply is contaminated with toxic levels of lead, and residents are unable to drink the water that comes through their taps. Gov. Rick Snyder has declared a state of emergency in Flint and brought in the National Guard to help deliver water to residents.Read more from CNN
FLINT, Mich. - The longest line at Freeman Elementary School's Family Fun Night was not for face painting or food. It was for lead testing. For three months, families in the former auto manufacturing hub of Flint have taken their children for blood tests and lived on bottled water after doctors found high levels of lead in the bodies of the community's youngest people.Read more from Philly