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Gov. Snyder releases emails on Flint water

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LANSING, MI (AP) -

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder's administration has released more than 270 pages of his emails related to the Flint water crisis.

The emails were posted Wednesday on his website, www.michigan.gov/snyder.

The second-term Republican pledged during his annual State of the State speech Tuesday night to fix the emergency in Flint and to have greater transparency by releasing his own emails on the matter. He's not required to do so under state law.

Flint's water became contaminated with too much lead when an emergency city manager appointed by Snyder switched its water source to the Flint River in 2014 to cut costs.

Lead contamination can lead to behavior problems and learning disabilities in children and kidney ailments in adults.

Flint's 100,000 residents are unable to drink unfiltered tap water. The National Guard, state employees, local authorities and volunteers are distributing lead tests, filters and bottled water.

Stay with WNEM TV5 for more information as we break down what is in those emails.

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