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Water meeting focuses on transparency, public health

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Gov. Snyder in Flint (Source: WNEM) Gov. Snyder in Flint (Source: WNEM)

It's a meeting of the minds lead by Gov. Rick Snyder with health and wellness experts, law enforcement and federal agencies to discuss how to best resolve the issues created from Flint's water crisis.

"I appreciate everyone's hard work," Snyder said.

Friday’s meeting included discussing:

  • The health of children and seniors
  • Replacing the lead pipes
  • Improving communication with Flint residents and the media
  • Which areas are already appear to be getting better

“If someone is pregnant or has small children they should know that their water is not safe, it will never be safe but they can take precautions,” Snyder said. “We're talking a lot about lead in but there are also concerns about other parts of this water such as Legionellas. It's not just a lead thing that we're talking about it's all of our water quality that needs to be tested and monitored.”

Snyder and the panel of experts wanted to thoroughly outline a process for moving forward with each step of fixing flint's water crisis examined thoroughly, so the necessary adjustments can be made in as quickly as possible.

As the fix to Flint's ongoing water crisis moves forward, the governor called for documentation and transparency, so that residents know how much effort is going into making good on his promise to fix Flint’s water crisis.

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