Gov. Snyder, Flint Mayor provide update on water crisis

Governor Rick Snyder and the Mayor of Flint will both provide an update to the ongoing water crisis in Flint on Wednesday.

A press conference was set for 11:00 a.m. from city hall. Snyder and Mayor Karen Weaver will be joined by Michigan State Police Capt. Chris Kelenske, Department of Environmental Quality Interim Director Keith Creagh and Department of Health and Human Services Director Nick Lyon.  

The Flint Water Crisis has dragged on for months and years. Residents had been complaining since the city switched from Detroit water to water from the Flint River in 2014. Last October, the state admitted that there was lead in Flint's water.

Since that point, activisits have called on Snyder to investigate and fix the problem. He's also been asked to release his emails related to Flint, which he did for emails in 2014 and 2015.

Two weeks ago, Gov. Snyder and the Department of Health announced that 10 people in the Flint area had died from Legionnaires' Disease. The airborne bacterial infection that can cause pneumonia is not caused by drinking the water, but rather is contracted from breathing in the mist or vapor of the infected water. That's how the bacteria can get in your lungs, which can lead to pneumonia. It has not been confirmed that they got the disease from the water.

It has not been confirmed that the Legionnaires breakout was because of the water.

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