By DAVID EGGERT
FLINT, Mich. (AP) – Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder is defending how his office responded to an email flagging a potential link between a surge in Legionnaires’ disease and Flint’s water.READ MORE: Michigan Matters: Helping Young Folks & Cancer Patients
The Republican governor told The Associated Press Friday that an aide, Harvey Hollins, asked the Department of Environmental Quality to look into a local official’s concerns further. He says the DEQ was skeptical of any link last March and “didn’t bring it forward” again.
Snyder says one reason he changed the agency’s leadership is because he “wasn’t getting the information that I should have.”READ MORE: Meet These Two Bear Cubs Who Have Become Inseparable At The Detroit Zoo
Snyder publicly disclosed the spike in Legionnaires’ cases in January, 10 months later, saying he learned about it a couple of days earlier. Snyder spoke after visiting a Flint church that’s distributing water and filters to its predominantly Latino parishioners.Delta Wants Other Airlines To Share ‘No-Fly’ Lists To Help Stop Unruly Passengers
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