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Flint mayor discusses meeting with Snyder

FLINT, Mich. – Mayor Karen Weaver held a news conference Wednesday afternoon to discuss her meeting with Gov. Rick Snyder.

Weaver met with Snyder on Tuesday to discuss Michigan’s decision to withdraw some financial assistance that was originally offered to help the city and its residents cope with the crisis.

Also on Tuesday, the Department of Health and Human Services ordered McLaren Flint Hospital to immediately comply with federal recommendations that were issued due to its association with a deadly Legionnaires’ disease outbreak.

READ: Michigan orders Flint hospital to address Legionella risks

Flint’s water emergency began when lead from old underground lines leached into the water supply because corrosion-reducing phosphates were not added due to an incorrect reading of federal regulations by state regulators. Elevated levels of lead, a neurotoxin, were detected in children, and 12 people died in the Legionnaires’ disease outbreak.

Criminal charges have been brought against 13 current of former government officials, including two emergency managers who were appointed by Snyder to run the city.