Governor Rick Snyder called for an investigation of the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services to look into the way that the Legionnaires’ disease outbreak and water crisis were handled in Flint, Michigan.
Spokesman Ari Adler said that up to $800,000 will be spent on research sifting through “large quantities” of emails and documents. No health department personnel are suspended at the moment.
Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette is also hoping that the state will grant his office $1.5 million to investigate the water crisis as well.
Much remains unclear about the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, but it is known that between 2014-2015, nine people died due to Legionnaires’ disease in Genessee County and dozens of others were sickened with the illness.
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