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Whitmer says update coming in criminal probe regarding Flint water crisis

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By James Ledbetter | Jan 21, 2020


According to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, an update is expected in 2020 regarding the criminal investigation into the Flint water crisis. Since 2014, reports have said that the Flint water crisis has been one of the worst man-made environmental disasters in U.S. history. 

In 2014 and 2015, lead from old pipes leached into the city's drinking water because of a lack of corrosion control after a change in the city's water source.

Michigan Solicitor General Fadwa Hammoud took over the investigation of the man-made health emergency after Dana Nessel was elected as attorney general. 

Whitmer told MLive that she trusts the decisions of Nessel. She said in the statement that she expects that Nessel will "do the right thing" when investigating leads to the probe. 

According to Whitmer, Nessel and others involved in the probe are taking this issue "very seriously." In the interview, Whitmer also said she expects that the attorney will make some announcements within the next few months to report what she found.

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