State of Emergency Declared in Flint, Michigan, After Water Contamination

The emergency declaration clears the way for millions in government aid to help clean the city water of toxic lead.
1:34 | 01/17/16

Coming up in the next {{countdown}} {{countdownlbl}}

Coming up next:

{{nextVideo.title}}

{{nextVideo.description}}

Skip to this video now

Now Playing:

{{currentVideo.title}}

Comments
Related Extras
Related Videos
Video Transcript
Transcript for State of Emergency Declared in Flint, Michigan, After Water Contamination
We turn now to the growing outrage in Flint, Michigan. The city's water contaminated with lead. The president declaring a state of emergency. As Flint's most outspoken citizen calling for the arrest of the governor. Michael Moore. Eva pilgrim has the latest. Water in the city has been destroyed and it's been destroyed by the governor of this state. Reporter: Famed filmmaker and Flint native Michael Moore holding a rally today on the steps of city hall. Making that call for Michigan governor Rick Snyder's arrest in the wake of the city's toxic water scandal. We need the president of the United States here. We need federal help. Reporter: Many here are outraged. Synder did this. He is sticking other people up in the beginning to say that they are responsible. He is responsible. Reporter: Many residents here claiming the state knew the water contained toxic levels of lead and did nothing about it. The city of Flint switched water suppliers in 2014 from lake Huron to the Flint river to save money, and allegedly opting not to add a chemical that could have made the water safe. The National Guard doubling its number of troops here helping out. The Michigan attorney general and the department of justice are investigating to see if laws were broken. The governor said as soon as he became aware of elevated lead levels, he took action. Thank you.

This transcript has been automatically generated and may not be 100% accurate.

{"duration":"1:34","description":"The emergency declaration clears the way for millions in government aid to help clean the city water of toxic lead.","mediaType":"default","section":"ABCNews/WNT","id":"36338084","title":"State of Emergency Declared in Flint, Michigan, After Water Contamination","url":"/WNT/video/state-emergency-declared-flint-michigan-water-contamination-36338084"}