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Snyder says Flint has made progress in past year

File photo of Gov. Rick Snyder speaking in Grand Rapids in 2016.
Hilary Farrell

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.

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