Flint Toxic Water Tragedy Points Directly to Michigan Gov. Snyder

flint5 The National Guard sent dozens of additional members into Flint, Michigan, on Monday to help address the impoverished city's water crisis, as Gov. Rick Snyder came under widening criticism — from residents and presidential candidates — for his handling of a massive exposure to lead. The 70 new guardsmen more than doubled the number already in Flint to hand out bottled water, filters and testing kits in the city's worst-hit neighborhoods. The first wave of troops arrived over the weekend, while President Obama declared a state of emergency and ordered the Federal Emergency Management Agency to join the effort.
Govenor Rick Snyder, (R-Mi)
Govenor Rick Snyder, (R-Mi)
The contamination is linked to Flint's decision — under the oversight of a city manager appointed by Snyder — to save money by taking tap water from the Flint River. Soon after the April 2014 switch, some of the city's 100,000 residents began complaining about the taste, smell and appearance of the water. Tests later showed the river water lacked proper treatment, causing lead to leach from old pipes. Local children have shown elevated levels of lead in their blood, a condition that can cause permanent brain damage. flint3 flint2 After Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton (D) slammed Gov. Rick Snyder (R-MI) for the ongoing water crisis in Flint, Michigan, the governor voiced displeasure on Monday that she was “politicizing” the situation. During Sunday night’s Democratic presidential debate, Clinton said that “every single American should be outraged” over the lead-contaminated water, criticizing Snyder for acting “as though he didn’t really care” and saying he “stonewalled” requests for help. flint4  

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