Snyder says Flint has made progress in past year
It’s been a year since Governor Rick Snyder acknowledged Flint faces a drinking water crisis due to lead contamination.
The contamination occurred after state-appointed emergency managers carried out a plan to tap the Flint River as a temporary source of drinking water.
That decision would have disasterous consequences.
A researcher says one of the lessons learned is there’s no guarantee that any water that’s traveled through a lead pipe is safe to drink without a filter.
Governor Snyder says in the past 12 months, the state’s distributed filters, adopted a $234 million assistance package, and made better health care available to children exposed to lead.
"We’ve gotten a lot done," he says, "but there’s a lot more still to be done."
One of those things is adopting tough new lead standards.
Snyder says another is making changes to Michigan’s emergency manager law.