Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder Deploys National Guard over Flint Water Crisis

January 13, 2016
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Michigan Governor Rick Snyder has deployed the National Guard to help distribute water and filters in Flint amid a crisis over the lead in the city’s water. The poisoning began after an unelected emergency manager appointed by Governor Snyder switched the city’s water source to the long-polluted Flint River in a bid to save money. Residents have reported lasting health impacts, including cognitive impairment. Residents have called for Governor Snyder’s resignation and arrest.


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