Polluted politics in Flint

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Michael Moore is right: Arrest Gov. Snyder!

Lansing — Flint Mayor Karen Weaver said Thursday replacing her city’s myriad of lead-leaching water pipes could cost as much as $1.5 billion, while the state’s top health official deemed Flint’s water unsafe to drink without filtration.

“We have not done a final assessment of that,” Weaver said Thursday after a closed-door meeting with Gov. Rick Snyder at his Lansing office. “We’ve heard from millions up to $1.5 billion. We’re doing assessments right now to see what it’s going to cost.”

Hoping to establish “a very close partnership,” Snyder met Thursday morning with Weaver to discuss the city’s on-going lead contaminated drinking water crisis two days after declaring a state of emergency in Genesee County.

Even though problems with Flint’s water problems have persisted for 19 months, state officials began kicking their response to the crisis into gear Thursday.

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One thought on “Polluted politics in Flint

  1. 19 years? How long has lead been known as a dangerous pollutant? They just got caught kicking the can down the road.

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