State officials announced a plan after several local studies and months of complaints from residents after Flint stopped using the Detroit system

After months of resisting complaints from residents in the city of Flint, Michigan, over the discolored and odorous water that was flowing into their homes, city and state officials announced a plan Thursday to change their water source.

Michigan governor Rick Snyder said the revelation that a spate of children are experiencing elevated blood-lead levels had become a “public safety issue”, weeks after independent experts first asserted that Flint’s temporary water source had produced a spike in lead across the city of 100,000.

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Source: Guardian Environment