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Flint residents will be asked to help flush water system

bottle-of-waterA group of experts says Flint’s water is improving, but the next step is to persuade city residents to help flush the system.

The findings were presented at a task force meeting presided over by Governor Rick Snyder, who said he’s glad to see progress is being made in the city’s lead contamination crisis.
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State task force member speaks about Flint water crisis

epa logoA task force appointed by the Governor has laid most of the blame for the Flint water crisis on bad decisions by state departments like the Department of Environmental Quality.

Task force member Chris Kolb says the D-E-Q completely missed the boat when it allowed Flint not to use corrosion control for its drinking water.

The report also criticized the state’s emergency manager law, because it allowed non-elected officials to ignore public complaints about the water.

State task force puts responsibility for Flint water crisis on Michigan environmental officials

rick-snyder-mugjpg-446cf7790e6a2ea6Michigan Governor Rick Snyder has repeatedly claimed that Flint’s lead contaminated water crisis was caused by all levels of government. But today, a task force that he appointed called those claims “inappropriate official public relations efforts.”
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Democrats on Flint committee want former EMs, Snyder to testify

flintA joint legislative committee looking into the Flint water crisis was told today that state environmental watchdogs failed to follow federal clean water rules.

The state auditor general says the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality mis-interpreted a rule that’s supposed to ensure lead doesn’t seep into drinking water. The Republican chair of the committee says he wants to question DEQ officials.
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Top Democrat in state Senate, a Flint resident, says he’ll sign Snyder recall petition

State Sen. Jim Ananich (D-Flint) in 2014.

State Sen. Jim Ananich (D-Flint) in 2014.

The top Democrat in the state Senate says he’ll sign a petition to recall Gov. Rick Snyder if given the opportunity.

State Senate Minority Leader Jim Ananich is from Flint. He’s angered by the governor’s testimony in front of a congressional committee looking into the city’s water crisis.
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Snyder budget plan focuses on help for Flint, DPS

DSC04187-BGovernor Rick Snyder had to push past a throng of protesters as he prepared to present his budget plan for the coming fiscal year. As we hear from The Michigan Public Radio Network’s Rick Pluta, much of the plan focuses on crises that emerged last year, including the Flint water crisis.
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