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Informational meeting provides legal options to residents in water crisis

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Residents are now exploring their legal options in their ongoing water crisis.

There's already a class-action lawsuit filed by three residents against the governor and several city officials.

But on Thursday night at Joy Tabernacle Church, people heard from an attorney whose firm handles environmental litigation.

Farrest Taylor said he's been following the story of Flint's lead-tainted water from months, and he believes the people have a solid case.

"Clearly, what we see is gross negligence, recklessness, just a conscious disregard for the safety of the people of Flint," Taylor said.

Taylor called the meeting the first step in a process that will require a lot more information.

"There's 8,000 children under the age of 6 in Flint. Only about 400 were tested. So we would like to get a better picture of how bad the problem is," Taylor said.

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