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Snyder: State to help Flint in water crisis

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Rick Snyder says the state of Michigan will provide services to help Flint deal with elevated lead levels in the city’s drinking water.

Snyder and Flint Mayor Karen Weaver met Thursday and said afterward they had a positive discussion.

They agreed to establish a task force that will estimate how much money is needed for measures such as giving children blood tests and providing water filters.

The governor declared an emergency on Tuesday for Flint and Genessee County.

Flint switched its drinking water source from the Detroit system to the Flint River in April 2014 to save money while the cash-strapped city was led by a state-appointed emergency manager. But the city returned to Detroit water in October once lead was found in more children.

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