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Flint Water Crisis: 3 Officials Charged With Evidence Tampering

In Michigan, two state officials and one city official are facing charges in connection with the Flint water crisis.

By Ben Lawson | April 20, 2016

Three officials have been charged in connection with the water crisis in Flint, Michigan.

Flint utilities administrator Michael Glasgow is accused of willfully neglecting office and intentional tampering with evidence to make it seem like there was less lead in the water.

Michigan Department of Environmental Quality employees Stephen Busch and Michael Prysby are also charged with evidence tampering, along with several violations of the Safe Drinking Water Act.

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For nearly 18 months, there were unsafe levels of lead in Flint's water supply after the city switched to a different water source.

Flint has been in a state of emergency for the past four months as residents have been forced to rely on bottled water and filters.

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