Michigan Governor Deploys National Guard to Hand Out Water in Flint

January 13, 2016 5:09 AM

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Gov. Rick Snyder called out the National Guard on Tuesday night to distribute bottled water and filters in Flint, where the tap water is contaminated with lead.

Flint's water has been contaminated since the city switched its water supply source in 2014, but Snyder didn't declare a state of emergency until last week, when blood tests found 43 children with elevated lead levels.

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