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Investigators determine state of Michigan accountable for Flint water crisis

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LANSING, Mich. (March 23, 2016) — An investigation has found that the state of Michigan is “fundamentally accountable” for Flint’s lead-contaminated water crisis because of decisions made by its environmental regulators and state-appointed emergency managers.

A task force appointed by Gov. Rick Snyder released a final report Wednesday saying failures, intransigence and delays within all levels of government — particularly in his administration — led Flint water users to be “needlessly and tragically” exposed to toxic levels of lead and other hazards.

The probe found failings and shortcoming at the state health department, governor’s office, Flint’s water treatment plant, the emergency management structure, county health department and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Flint’s 2014 switch in drinking water sources led the supply to become contaminated when lead leached from old pipes into some homes.

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