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3 government officials charged over Flint water crisis

Three government officials were hit with criminal charges Wednesday in connection to the lead-contamination water crisis in Flint, Michigan. The three charged include Flint laboratory and water quality supervisor Mike Glasglow, and two Michigan Department of Environmental Quality employees, Steven Busch and Michael Prysby. Charges include tampering with evidence, misconduct in office, and violating Michigan's drinking water law. An official announcement by the state's attorney general is expected this afternoon.

Flint's water became contaminated with dangerously high levels of lead after the city, under a state-appointed emergency manager, switched water sources to save money.