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President Obama declares emergency in Flint - Detroit Free Press

Paul Egan and Todd Spangler, Detroit Free Press Published 3:03 p.m. ET Jan. 16, 2016 | Updated 7:38 p.m. ET Jan. 16, 2016. 635879352382988173-Flint-water-tower.jpg Buy Photo. The federal agency FEMA has sent two officials to Michigan to monitor the ...and more »

This is how toxic Flint's water really is - Washington Post

The city of Flint, Mich., is in the midst of a water crisis several years in the making. The city opted out of Detroit's water supply and began drawing water from the Flint River in April 2014, part of a cost-saving move. Eighteen months later, in the ...and more »

Obama Declares State Of Emergency Over Flint's Contaminated Water - NPR

Water contamination in Flint, Mich, — where the city switched water sources, causing pipe corrosion and ultimately filling the city's water supply with high levels of lead — has prompted President Obama to declare a state of emergency. The move ...and more »

Anger and Scrutiny Grow Over Poisoned Water in Michigan City - New York Times

FLINT, Mich. — Michigan's attorney general opened an investigation Friday into lead contamination in Flint's drinking water, and the governor asked President Obama to declare a disaster as National Guard troops fanned out across this anxious city to ...and more »

Public never told, but investigators suspected Flint River tie to Legionnaires' in 2014 -

FLINT, MI -- Public health officials identified the Flint River as a potential source of a deadly outbreak of Legionnaires' disease some 15 months ago, but people using the water were never told until this week, documents obtained by The Flint Journal ...and more »

Flint's High Lead Levels Have Doctors Struggling for Answers - WIRED

Lee Walters pours bottled water into a pot to make pasta for dinner while her son Gavin watches, at their home in Flint, Michigan, on October 6, 2015. Walters said test results had shown an elevated lead level in Gavin's blood after the city switched ...and more »

Flint water crisis: Michigan attorney general to investigate - CNN

(CNN) The water crisis in Flint -- the Michigan city grappling with toxic lead contamination in its drinking water following a cost-saving measure -- is now getting high-level attention from the state's top legal official. Attorney General Bill ...and more »

What Will Happen to Flint's Lead-Poisoned Children? - Daily Beast

“I love Flint, I am Flint, I do community work in Flint, but if there's one thing that can actually drive me from Michigan right now, it's this water,” said Chia Morgan. Morgan, a social worker and mother of a 3-year-old daughter, has lived in the ...and more »

White House to decide soon on $96M Flint aid request - The Detroit News

Lansing — Gov. Rick Snyder has asked President Barack Obama to declare a federal emergency in Flint and expedite $96 million in disaster relief for Genesee County as a result of the city's lead-contaminated water crisis. The White House on Friday ...and more »

Did Michigan officials hide the truth about lead in Flint? - CNN

(CNN) Michigan officials may have altered sample data to lower the city of Flint's water lead-level reports, according to official documents and a researcher who conducted extensive tests there over the last six months. Documents and emails show ...and more »