Gov. Rick Snyder Apologizes Over Flint Water Scandal

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Gov. Rick Snyder Apologizes Over Flint Water Scandal

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder apologized in connection with Flint water scandal and one of his top appointees, Dan Wyant resigned as Director of the Department of Environment Quality. Brad Wurfel, the spokesman of the department also resigned.

The initial findings of the Flint Water Task Force showed that elevated levels of lead in the drinking water of the city back in June. The state did not take action until October when blood testing among children in the city showed high lead levels.

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Flint changed the source of its drinking water supplied by Detroit from Lake Huron to the Flint River to save money. Residents complained about the discoloration, smell, and taste of their drinking water immediately after the switch in the water source. Researchers eventually found that the lead poisoning among children in the city was connected to the switch.

Lead poisoning at high levels could cause learning disabilities, seizures, coma, and death, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

In a statement, Gov. Snyder said, “I want the Flint community