Flint mayor wants Obama to act

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FLINT, MICHIGAN - People in Flint, Michigan are outraged after discovering their tap water is tainted with lead. Karen Weaver, the mayor of Flint, is in Washington, D.C. Tuesday, trying to convince President Obama to do more to fix the crisis.

In 2014, the state tried to cut costs by switching water sources from Lake Huron to the Flint river. The water, known to be highly corrosive, flowed into Flint through aging pipes made of lead. It corroding them and carried the toxic metal into people's homes.

People in Flint are now calling for police to arrest Michigan's governor. Angry residents say officials knew about the dangers and some are filing lawsuits.

The national guard is handing out bottled water, filters and testing kits.

President Obama declared a federal emergency for Flint but denied a disaster declaration, because it is a man-made issue and not a natural disaster.



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