Michigan governor announces action plans to fix Flint crisis

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) – Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder says new comprehensive action plans will help resolve Flint’s lead-tainted water crisis in the coming years.

Snyder on Monday announced the plans to improve public health, deal with old infrastructure, support educational services and boost employment.

Plans include replacing drinking water fixtures, replacing some lead service lines, boosting health and educational resources and developing new home mortgage options for the city. Some of the shorter-term steps announced already are taking place.

The Republican governor says in a statement that Michigan is “committed to addressing immediate concerns and finding long-term solutions to improve the quality of life for the people of Flint.”

The announcement follows Snyder’s testimony last week in Washington, where he came under intense questioning by Congress about the crisis.

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