Report: Ex–Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and Other Officials Face Prosecution in Flint Water Crisis

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Since 2014, residents of the predominantly Black city have been using water that at one point qualified as "toxic waste."
The Associated Press reported on Tuesday that former Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and other officials from his administration will face charges for their actions in the Flint water crisis.

Since 2014, residents of Flint, a predominantly Black city, have been using water that at one point was contaminated enough to meet the Environmental Protection Agency's definition of "toxic waste." That year, officials within Snyder's administration made the decision to switch the city's water supply from Detroit municipal water to the Flint River in order to save money. The water from the river was not properly treated and old lead pipes began to leach. And residents, who had begun to complain that something wasn't right with the water, were told by officials that it was fine.

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