Gov. Snyder visits Flint to answer questions on water crisis - WNEM TV 5

Gov. Snyder visits Flint to answer questions on water crisis

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FLINT, MI (WNEM) -

Gov. Rick Snyder was in Flint on Monday to address issues and unanswered questions surrounding the water crisis.

He also refilled his water jugs as he promised to keep up his Flint water diet.

The governor sat down with the people of Flint and explained how he hopes to help the city move forward.

During his press conference he was asked several times when it will be safe to drink the tap water instead of having to get it out of filtered systems. Snyder said, due to the science involved he cannot speculate when the water will be safe.

"I don't want to create speculation on that. What we'll be doing is testing at the later part of this month to see how far the flushing programs gone," Snyder said.

The program is designed to flush as much lead out of the lines as possible.

Snyder also hopes the legislature will come up with the money for a Flint Medicaid program for young people 21 and younger so they can receive healthcare if they were exposed to lead.

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