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Mobile clinic comes to Flint to provide care to children

Posted at 5:04 PM, Feb 12, 2016
 Justin Roberson (L), age 6, of Flint, Michigan and Mychal Adams, age 1, of Flint wait on a stack of bottled water at a rally where the Rev. Jesse Jackson was speaking about about the water crises at the Heavenly Host Baptist Church January 17, 2016 in Flint, Michigan. U.S. President Barack Obama declared a federal emergency in Michigan, which will free up federal aid to help the city of Flint with lead contaminated drinking water. Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder requested emergency and disaster declarations after activating the National Guard to help the American Red Cross distribute water to residents. (Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

Justin Roberson (L), age 6, of Flint, Michigan and Mychal Adams, age 1, of Flint wait on a stack of bottled water at a rally where the Rev. Jesse Jackson was speaking about about the water crises at the Heavenly Host Baptist Church January 17, 2016 in Flint, Michigan.  (Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — A mobile medical clinic designed to provide care and resources to children has arrived in Flint as the city deals with a lead-tainted water crisis.

U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow, Flint Mayor Karen Weaver and Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha were on-hand Friday at Hurley Children’s Clinic when New York-based Children’s Health Fund deployed one of the vehicles in its fleet of mobile clinics.

State officials disconnected Flint from Detroit’s water supply in 2014 and began using the Flint River to save money. Regulators failed to ensure the new water was treated properly and lead from pipes leached into the water supply, contributing to a spike in child lead exposure.

Hanna-Attisha is credited with bringing the problem to the public’s attention after state agencies initially dismissed her concerns.