Flint water emergency highlighted in next Time Magazine

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FLINT, Mich. – The water emergency in Flint has been getting national attention from media and presidential candidates.  Next week, the crisis will be the cover story in Time Magazine.

President Obama has declared an emergency in Flint, qualifying the city for $5 million. Gov. Rick Snyder is seeking a federal disaster declaration which would bring in more federal resources.

Corrosive water from the Flint River has caused lead to leach from old pipes into homes. Tests have shown high levels of lead in the blood of some children.

The AP contributed to this report.

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2 comments

  • Tom

    As a lifelong democrat, I hate to suggest that Michigan is out of control on this issue. As a water chemist, I haven’t seen a history or water analyses from flint yet taken according to EPA methods. Everything in this reporting from all sources has been inflammatory and emotional. The kids with lead in their blood could have gotten it from lead paint in this old town. Why don’t we appoint a panel of medical people and scientists instead of beauracrats, politicians and other ignorant people.