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Feds say they'll act soon on plea for Flint help

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FLINT, Mich. (AP) -

The Federal Emergency Management Agency says it has received Michigan's request for a disaster declaration in Flint.

The agency says it will send a recommendation to President Barack Obama as "expeditiously as possible."

Flint's tap water became contaminated with too much lead after the city switched its water supply in 2014 while a new pipeline was under construction.

Gov. Rick Snyder says he's seeking federal aid for individuals and public agencies involved in the effort to provide Flint residents with filters and clean water.

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