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Rick Snyder Says He Won’t Be Stepping Down As Governor Despite Negligence In Flint Water Crisis

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Governor Rick Snyder, formally addressing the public for the first time since a Federal State of Emergency was declared in Flint, MI over the contamination of drinking water, says that its “fair” to call his negligence regarding the handling of Flint’s ongoing contamination his “Hurricane Katrina moment” but that he …

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Michigan Knew Last Year That Flint’s Water Was Likely Poisoned, Opts Not To Say Anything

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Via Slate: Michigan governor Rick Snyder declared last week that the poisonously high levels of lead in drinking water in Flint, Michigan constitute a state of emergency. “The health and welfare of Flint residents is a top priority and we’re committed to a coordinated approach with resources from state agencies to address all aspects …

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Racist Systems Perpetuates Contaminated Drinking Water In Flint, Michigan

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Via The Root: “Tainted water is poisoning thousands of children in the predominantly African-American city of Flint, Mich. The high levels of lead in Flint’s water may create a plethora of serious, long-term health problems including brain damage, behavioral troubles, anemia and kidney problems. On Wednesday, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder …

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