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Class about Flint's water crisis generating big interest

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FLINT, Mich. (AP) -

A Flint university says a class about the city's drinking water crisis is generating large interest in the community.

The Detroit News reports that University of Michigan-Flint's Flint Water Crisis Course scheduled for Thursday has been moved to a larger room in downtown's Northbank Center. The topic of the first session is "What happened: How did we get here? Setting the stage, a history of Flint."

The class is also open to the public.

Corrosive water from the Flint River has caused lead to leach from old pipes into homes. Tests have shown high levels of lead in some children's blood.

President Barack Obama has declared an emergency in Flint, qualifying the city for $5 million. Gov. Rick Snyder is seeking a federal disaster declaration, which would bring more.

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