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Doctor: City in need of long-term resources, investments

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"We keep asking for the lead service lines to be replaced and that’s what needs to happen because we can't continue this way indefinitely," said Flint Mayor Karen Weaver.

The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality presented its comprehensive testing plan for Flint water to the federal government on Monday.

Last week Gov. Rick Snyder promised a $28 million aid package for the city which includes $17.2 million for bottled water and filters.

Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, the doctor credited with connecting the dots between lead and Flint River water, said money for bottled water is one thing, but action on public health is even more important.

"I think we are OK with water, I think we have enough supplies of bottled water and we are grateful to all contributions,” Hanna-Attisha said. “But we need to start thinking away from today issues of water and tomorrow. This is a long term problem and it needs long term resources and investments."

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