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Professor: In city of higher income, water crisis wouldn't have happened

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BLACKSBURG, VA -

A new assertion, by the professor who had a major role in alerting people to the crisis.

Marc Edwards of Virginia Tech held a presentation on his team's work in Blacksburg, Virginia.

He was asked if he believes race or income level played a part in how state officials initially responded to Flint's problem.

"It's my opinion that the latter was true, that there was an arrogance among these bad actors. And it wasn't just a few bad apples. There were several of them," Edwards said. "Had it been in a city of higher income, they never would have tried to get away with what they tried to do."

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