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Emails indicate governor's office had concerns about Flint water in October 2014

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FLINT, MI (WNEM) -

The latest revelations about the ongoing water crisis has activist Melissa Mays fuming.

"I was furious," Mays said.

Emails released that show Gov. Rick Snyder's top staff members were concerned about Flint River water as early as autumn 2014.

"I take this as something I wish we could have done better," Snyder said.

At a ceremony to sign into effect millions in relief to Flint water customers, TV5 challenged the governor about what we saw in the emails.

His deputy legal counsel, Valerie Brader, said in October 2014 there have been problems with the water since the switch from Detroit to Flint River water.

Then, legal counsel Michael Gadola urged a return to Detroit before the situation spiraled out of control. With personal connections to Flint, he mused that he wished emergency manager Darnell Earley had consulted him.

But it wasn't until a year later the city finally returned to Detroit water.

"This is something we clearly could have done better on," Snyder said. "If you look at it, there were various flags, but all the dots weren't connected the way I wish they were."

But those answers not good enough for Mays.

"We just want the truth as to what happened so it will never happen again," Mays said.

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