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Governor Snyder Says Michigan Will Help Flint Deal With Water Emergency

Governor Rick Snyder says Michigan will provide the help Flint needs to deal with it’s water emergency.

The governor met with Flint Mayor Karen Weaver on Thursday, just days after the governor declared a state of emergency in Genesee County.

Flint is dealing with high levels of lead in the city’s drinking water.

The city used to get its water from Lake Huron but switched to the Flint River to save money.

The river’s water introduced lead levels ten times higher than they thought.

But the city returned to Detroit water in October once lead was found in more children.

The U.S. attorney’s office says it will investigate the problem with the EPA.

In November, a group of people from Flint filed a class-action lawsuit against the governor, the state of Michigan, the city of Flint and others.