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Governor plans announcement on troubled Flint water system

Gov. Rick Snyder plans an announcement about the water system in Flint, which is facing a public health emergency over lead in its water.
A posting on the state's website says Snyder on Thursday morning will be joined for the announcement by officials including Flint Mayor Dayne Walling, state Department of Environmental Quality Director Dan Wyant and state Department of Health and Human Services Director Nick Lyon.
The announcement comes a day after a committee of local experts in health, water and science recommended Flint reconnect to Detroit's water system while it awaits a new pipeline to Lake Huron.

Flint has a public health emergency due to corrosive water leaching lead from old pipes. State government and nonprofit groups are distributing filters and bottled water to Flint homes and schools.