US gov't committed to helping Flint, Michigan, fix water problem

January 27, 2016 21:20

The US government is committed to helping Flint, Michigan, succeed in fixing the problems with its lead-contaminated water system, White House spokesman Josh Earnest said on Wednesday.

"There are significant public health consequences" to the contaminated-water crisis in Flint, Earnest told a White House news briefing.

A federal official from the Department of Health and Human Services is in Flint, coordinating the assistance being provided by the federal government, he added.

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