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Snyder acknowledges some mistakes in tapping Flint River

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder

Gov. Rick Snyder is promising action this week in response to Flint's water crisis and says the consequences of switching to the Flint River in 2014 weren't "fully understood."

Blood samples show significant levels of lead in Flint children, likely because corrosive water from the Flint River is agitating lead in old plumbing systems.

Snyder spoke to reporters Wednesday after introducing a new Supreme Court justice. He acknowledged that lead levels have increased. The governor says "tangible action items" are coming.

The switch to the Flint River occurred when an emergency manager appointed by Snyder was running Flint.

The city's schools have urged students to avoid fountains and instead carry bottled water. Doctors last week urged Flint to stop using the river.

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