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State urges water tests at Flint homes, businesses, schools

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FLINT, Mich. (AP) -

The state says new testing results reiterate the need for individual Flint homes, businesses, schools and other buildings to be tested for possible lead in drinking water.

The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality says tests from nearly 400 homes and businesses as well as comprehensive results from Freeman Elementary School indicate problems with lead are localized to individual buildings or even individual faucets.

George Krisztian, the DEQ's Flint Action Plan Coordinator, says in a statement they "want to see all families in Flint take advantage of free water testing from the state."

Flint switched from Detroit's water system last year to Flint River water in a cost-cutting move while under state emergency financial management. Officials long maintained the water met safety standards, but elevated blood-lead levels were found in children.

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