- Associated Press - Friday, February 12, 2016

FLINT, Mich. (AP) - The latest on efforts being made amid the lead-tainted water crisis in Flint, Michigan (all times local):

6 p.m.

A newly released email shows that shortly before Flint began drawing its drinking water from the Flint River, an official with the city water plant feared things were moving too quickly.

Mike Glasgow was laboratory and water quality supervisor on April 17, 2014, when he sent a message to officials with the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality. Glasgow said people above him were planning to distribute water “ASAP.” But he said he still needed time to train more staffers and update monitoring plans.

He wrote that if water was distributed from the plant within the next couple of weeks, it would be against his direction. But he said his superiors “seem to have their own agenda.”

Eight days later, Flint stopped using water supplied by Detroit and began tapping the Flint River. The water was not treated with anti-corrosive chemicals and some eventually became polluted with lead from aging pipes.

Glasgow’s email was among about 20,000 released by the governor’s office Friday.

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2 p.m.

A U.S. House committee chairman will summon Michigan’s governor and the head of the EPA to testify about the water crisis in Flint, Michigan.

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and Environmental Protection Agency chief Gina McCarthy have been invited to appear before the House Oversight Committee. Republican chairman Jason Chaffetz of Utah said he appreciates Snyder’s willingness to appear and looks forward to McCarthy’s testimony.

Snyder said in a statement he asked for the opportunity to testify about how local, state and federal governments have failed Flint. The Republican governor has come under heavy criticism for the crisis since the city’s water supply was switched to the Flint River in 2014 to save money. Democrats have urged the GOP to call Snyder to testify.

No date for the hearing has been set.

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11:15 a.m.

The state says a National Guard medic assisting in responding to Flint’s crisis with lead-tainted water is credited with helping to save the life of a resident.

Spc. Charles D. Colwell, who is among 65 National Guard soldiers on duty in Flint, is being recommended for the Michigan Lifesaving Medal.

Colwell says he was just happy to help the woman.

The state says Pfc. Zacharry R. Burrell was working Feb. 1 at a Flint fire station that serves as a point of distribution for water and supplies. Burrell noticed the woman who brought recyclables to the station was short of breath and struggling for her inhaler.

Burrell brought over Colwell, who also is a trained Detroit EMT. He evaluated her, recognized that she needed more emergency care and called 911.

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5:30 a.m.

A mobile medical clinic designed to provide care and resources to children is coming to Flint as the city deals with a lead-tainted water crisis.

U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow, Flint Mayor Karen Weaver and Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha will be on-hand Friday at Hurley Children’s Clinic when New York-based Children’s Health Fund deploys one of the vehicles in its fleet of mobile clinics.

State officials disconnected Flint from Detroit’s water supply in 2014 and began using the Flint River to save money. Regulators failed to ensure the new water was treated properly and lead from pipes leached into the water supply, contributing to a spike in child lead exposure.

Hanna-Attisha is credited with bringing the problem to the public’s attention after state agencies initially dismissed her concerns.

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