University will offer free class on Flint water mess - WNEM TV 5

University will offer free class on Flint water mess

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FLINT, Mich. (AP) -

Flint's water crisis is going to the classroom.

The Flint campus of the University of Michigan says it will offer a free one-credit class to the community about elevated levels of lead in the water system.

The university says the class will start Jan. 21. The first topic: How did Flint get to this point? It will be followed by discussions about the source of Flint's water, health consequences and the politics of water.

Flint used water from the Flint River for 18 months, but the lack of certain treatment caused lead to leach from old plumbing.

Gov. Rick Snyder declared an emergency Tuesday, which could qualify Flint for federal aid. Much of the blame for the water crisis has been placed on Snyder's Department of Environmental Quality.

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