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City officials, residents demand action from state

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FLINT, MI (WNEM) -

There were fireworks at Monday’s Flint city council meeting about the continuing Flint water crisis.

Earlier on Monday, Gov. Rick Snyder spoke in the same chamber, announcing the formation of a new committee to address the issue.

But that's not sitting well with some.

"Again, we got thrown another committee, 'we'll look into it, we'll see, this is a process.' The same things we've been getting," said water activist Melissa Mays.

Mays said her children have tested positive for exposure to lead.

She wants the governor to push for resources from Washington to fix the crisis nd some council members agree.

"We need to make sure that we ask the governor to ask FEMA to declare this a federal emergency," said city council member Scott Kincaid.

But Snyder's office said that's not easy.

The governor’s office said they're working on requesting federal help and that they're assessing and appraising on what they can ask for.

Snyder's office didn't provide a timetable on when that request would be completed.

Mays said that request needed to be made yesterday.

"We know we've got years and years of this coming, so it makes it hard to look brightly into the future when you know you've got this hanging over your head," Mays said.

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