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Governor Snyder Activates National Guard to Deliver Bottled Water and Filters In Flint

Governor Rick Snyder has activated National Guard units to go to
work in Flint. Guard troops will relieve American Red Cross volunteers
who have been staffing distribution centers that have been handing out
bottled water, filters, and testing kits to help address the lead
contamination crisis. The Red Cross volunteers will join the water
resource teams that are going door to door in the city. The governor has
also assigned State Police troopers and other government workers to the
door-to-door effort. There’s no word yet on which units or how many
Guard members are being called up. 

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Rick Pluta

REPORTER / PRODUCER - MICHIGAN PUBLIC RADIO NETWORK

Rick Pluta has been covering Michigan’s Capitol, government, and politics since 1987.

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