Flint had declared bankruptcy and an Adminisrator was Appointed to work with the Governor & Mayor to administer the city, To save money, the administrator decided to close down the Flint water treatment facility and to use river water instead. The decision was a disaster in that the river watter interacted with the old lead piping of the city and leached lead into the drinking water thus in evvect poisoning it. The Governor and thestate EPA were slow and passive to deal with the situation. The fedral government as an interim step supplied bottled water and this task force was appointed.
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