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Snyder administration release emails, documents pertaining to Flint water crisis

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This 2015 image shows a sample of Flint's water. (Source:WNEM) This 2015 image shows a sample of Flint's water. (Source:WNEM)
FLINT, MI (WNEM) -

Gov. Rick Snyder’s administration released more emails and documents regarding Flint’s water crisis on Feb. 12, 2016.

"All levels of government failed the people of Flint," Snyder said in a press release. "This crisis should never have happened, but we are making progress each day to meed the needs of residents."

The documents released include files from Michigan's Department of Environmental Quality, Michigan's Department of Health and Human Services, Michigan's Department of Treasury, Michigan's Department of Technology, Management and Budget, and Michigan's Department of Agriculture and Rural Development.

>>Timeline of Flint water crisis<<

One of the files released included more than 4,000 pages of DEQ emails and documents. On those documents was a chart of TTHM results from various businesses in Flint from May 21, 2014 to Feb. 17, 2015.

The businesses were tested four different times during that period.

The U.S. EPA set the MCL for total trihalomethanes at a 0.080 mg/L.

Six out of the eight locations tested were higher than that on May 21, 2014. During the second testing period on Aug. 21, 2014 all eight locations were above the regulated amount.

During the time of the testing Flint residents were being told their drinking water was safe.

On Sept. 8, 2014 the city issued a boil water advisory for residents living in certain parts of the city.

The city of Flint started using the Flint River as its drinking water source in April 2014. Prior to that, the city was getting its water from Detroit, which processed its water from Lake Huron.

The water from the Flint River was corrosive that it caused lead to leach into the pipes, which essentially led to lead poisoning of several Flint residents and children.

There's a possibility the water crisis could be linked to several outbreaks of Legionnaires' disease.

Nine people died as a result of the disease during the time Flint was using the Flint River as its water source.

The released documents can be accessed below:

DEQ documents and emails

DEQ documents and emails continued

DEQ documents and emails continued

DEQ documents and emails continued

Michigan Treasury documents and emails

Michigan Department of Health and Human Services documents and emails

Michigan Department of Technology, Management & Budget receipt

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