- Associated Press - Friday, March 18, 2016

FLINT, Mich. (AP) - Officials in Genesee County are expected to announce their intentions to ask the state to pay back more than $1 million spent by county agencies that responded to the lead-tainted water crisis in Flint.

The Flint Journal reports (https://bit.ly/1UHnOFo ) Friday that a news conference is scheduled Monday.

Genesee County Commissioner Jamie Curtis says the financial impact from the water issue could force the county to use money from its fund balance.

Details of the spending by county agencies were not released.

Flint was under state financial management in 2014 when the city stopped using treated water from the Detroit system and switched to the Flint River to save money.

Corrosion controls were not used in the river water, causing lead to leach from aging pipes into some Flint homes.


Information from: The Flint Journal, https://www.mlive.com/flint

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