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Michigan governor to discuss Flint water crisis with Obama

Associated Press

FLINT, Mich. – Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder will greet President Barack Obama at a Flint airport and talk to him about efforts to solve the city’s drinking water mess.

Spokesman Ari Adler says the Republican governor is pleased to try to seek more federal support for Flint during Obama’s visit Wednesday.

Snyder has repeatedly blamed his own regulators for the city’s lead-contaminated water, but he’s also pointed a finger at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Flint used the Flint River for 18 months but didn’t properly treat the water. Lead leached from old pipes and fixtures, and the crisis isn’t over.

Snyder last week suggested he might not meet the president. He now says he didn’t want to talk about the Flint visit before the White House had confirmed it.

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