Legislative panel to hear from top-ranking Snyder officials on Flint

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The Flint Water Plant tower is shown January 13, 2016 in Flint, Michigan. On Tuesday, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder activated the National Guard to help the American Red Cross distribute water to Flint residents to help them deal with the lead contamination that is in the City of Flint's water supply. (Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A legislative committee created to review Flint’s water crisis will hear next from top-ranking leaders in Gov. Rick Snyder’s administration.

Department of Environmental Quality interim Director Keith Creagh and Department of Health and Human Services Director Nick Lyon are among those scheduled to testify Monday in Lansing.

A task force appointed by Snyder has concluded the state of Michigan is “fundamentally accountable” for Flint’s lead-contaminated water emergency because of decisions made by environmental regulators and state-appointed emergency managers who controlled the city.

The state and county health departments have come under scrutiny for not notifying the public of a deadly Legionnaires’ disease outbreak that outside experts suspect was linked to the Flint River.

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