Federal disaster agency monitoring Flint water crisis

Jan 09, 2016, 23:00
Federal disaster agency monitoring Flint water crisis

Monica Lewis-Patrick with We The People of Detroit says she believes something criminal has happened with Flint water.

Already the state of MI has declared an emergency on accounts of Flint water crisis.

Accused of turning a blind eye to local residents who complained the discolored water was making them sick, the governor of MI has finally declared a state of emergency and promised swift action to help.

Governor Snyder has apologized for the mistakes that tainted Flint's drinking water with lead.

Moore has even started a petition on his website, calling for the governor to be arrested on charges of corruption and assault. Now, Flint residents demand Governor Snyder's full responsibility, because he didn't react in time after he learned that Flint's tap water had been contaminated. Every agency involved in this scheme reported directly to you.

As part of a cost-cutting drive, the city began drawing water from the Flint River in April 2014 rather than continue to buy it from Detroit.

The Department of Justice also announced this week that they are launching an investigation into the issue.

Flint residents are scared about the potential health impact of six months consuming water highly saturated with lead.

"We haven't seen the worst yet, with these children coming up", Sharon Owensby said, referring to brain damage and other health effects that children can suffer as a result of lead poisoning. In February, tests showed alarming levels of lead in the water, but officials told residents there was no threat.

Snyder eventually sought $6 million from the state legislature to cover the cost of reconnecting Flint to Detroit's water supply and the switch was completed in October. On Thursday, the mayor of Flint revealed it could now cost as much as $1.5 billion to fix the city's water infrastructure.

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