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The Holloway Dam, pictured here, creates the Holloway Reservoir which was constructed to provide water to the city of Flint, Mich., by way of the Flint River. The city switched drinking water supply from Detroit back to the Flint River in 2014. Since then, many residents have complained of high lead levels in the water. (Tony Faiola/Flickr)
The Holloway Dam, pictured here, creates the Holloway Reservoir which was constructed to provide water to the city of Flint, Mich., by way of the Flint River. The city switched drinking water supply from Detroit back to the Flint River in 2014. Since then, many residents have complained of high lead levels in the water. (Tony Faiola/Flickr)
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Gov. Rick Synder of Michigan has declared a state of emergency in Flint, months after residents first experienced the effects of lead in their water supply. The U.S. Justice Department has also announced an investigation, in conjunction with the Environmental Protection Agency, into the scandal.

Here & Now's Robin Young talks with Detroit Free Press reporter Paul Eagan, who has been covering the story, about what might happen next.

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This segment aired on January 6, 2016.

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