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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
On the water in Flint: Health Dept. apparently knew about high lead levels, but kept silent https://t.co/fYvraomkcb pic.twitter.com/TtlCkrOd2O— NYT Opinion (@nytopinion) January 16, 2016
There's no way to say for sure what made Hillary Clinton turn to the crisis in Flint, Mich., when debate moderator Lester Holtasked each of the candidates to identify a big issue left untouched during Sunday night's Democratic presidential primary debate.Read more from Washington Post
The National Guard sent dozens of additional members into Flint, Michigan, on Monday to help address the impoverished city's water crisis, while Gov. Rick Snyder came under widening criticism - including from Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton - for his handling of a massive exposure to lead.Read more from NBC News
Why not demand that Obama resign? He was in charge of the ultimate government, his minions knew of the issues as much as the governor of Michigan did in all likelihood. Water tests and similar utilities reports go to Washington and state public health departments as a matter of routine and get buried in a scene like that from Raiders of the Lost Ark.
I know that this is exceeding unlikely in my small city, every subscribing citizen gets the latest water test results as an inclusion in their water bills as well as special tests with a more limited report distribution done from random water samples (participants get copies), I did a lead and copper special sampling and the results came back fine.
As an aside, the picture of the muddy water coming from the hydrant shown in post 356.9 is very typical of end of line flushes done in most cities from time to time, the static water in the mains collects sludge and sediments over time, especially near the end of lines, scary to behold, I know, I am the terminal user on my particular line, when they flush it, the color is appalling but the water tests are very good for flowing lines.
The water tests are NOT fine in Flint, and the emergency manager, the state epa, and the governor all knew it quite some time ago. If you come up with evidence that Obama also personally knew about it, you go right ahead and call for his resignation.