Obama visits Flint for first time since the contaminated water crisis

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U.S. President Barack Obama will meet with state and federal officials and hear from the residents affected by tainted water.

The crisis began two years ago when the city switched its supply to the Flint River to save money. The river water wasn’t treated properly and lead from old pipes got into the water supply, poisoning many residents, including children.

CCTV America’s Roee Ruttenberg reports.

Obama visits Flint for first time since the contaminated water crisis

U.S. President Barack Obama is in the city of Flint, Michigan. It’s his first visit there since the contaminated water crisis began two years ago.

CCTV America’s Roee Ruttenberg traveled to Flint last month to report the situation on the ground. He joined us to discuss what he saw first-hand.

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CCTV America's Roee Ruttenberg traveled to Flint last month to report the situation on the ground. He joined us to discuss what he saw first-hand.

The Michigan government website points the places you can get clean water on the below map.