Michigan Mayor Calls for More Aid – Wall Street Journal

The mayor of Flint, Mich., said Monday that federal aid the city is set to receive is just the tip of the iceberg of what will be needed to recover from lead contamination in its drinking water.

President Barack Obama on Saturday declared a federal emergency in Michigan, freeing as much as $5 million in federal aid toward the cost of bottled water and filters, cartridges and other supplies to help Flint cope with high levels of lead in its water. But he declined to declare it a major disaster, which under law applies to…


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