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Residents calling for more accountability in water crisis

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FLINT, MI (WNEM) -

Residents of Flint are continuing to ask for accountability as the water crisis continues.

Gabrielle Stergiopiulos said it doesn't seem like enough people are being held accountable in the Flint water crisis

Attorney General Bill Schuette was at the Eastern Michigan Food Bank Tuesday to kick-off the annual state-wide Michigan Harvest Gathering Campaign. He said everything that can be done is being done.

“We are full speed ahead and are being very aggressive as you know,” Schuette said.

Since the investigation began, two different companies and nine people have been charged in connection with their roles in leading to the Flint water crisis.

“We have a civil team and a criminal time pulled in one wagon and that wagon is called ‘Justice for Flint.’ And as I said, I talked about justice will come to Flint and the need for accountability,” Schuette said.

Schuette said more charges will be brought in connection to the Flint water crisis but would not release any names.

Some residents said that's just not good enough.

“It's taken way too long I think, but you know, the process is always slow,” Ann Garland said.

As for Stergiopiulos, she hopes the situation can be fixed and the people of Flint can move on with their lives.

“I feel as if the pipes are not getting any better. I feel they are not doing anything about it. All their saying is we are giving you a tax break, and not letting you pay your water, but the water is still bad,” she said.

Meanwhile, the Michigan Strategic Fund approved a $3 million investment to connect Flint's water treatment plant to the new KWA pipeline.

This new investment will supplement a more than $4 million grant from the Michigan DEQ to cover the cost, which includes the installation of a new pipeline.

Construction is expected to be completed by the end of the year.

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