Snyder calls charges in water crisis ‘troubling’

Posted at 3:40 PM, Apr 20, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-20 16:51:43-04

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder says charges against two state employees and a Flint utility worker in connection with the city's lead-tainted water crisis are "deeply troubling."

Snyder says Wednesday that if the accusations are true it would take the issue "to a whole new level."

State Attorney General Bill Schuette charged Stephen Busch and Michael Prysby, who both work at the state Department of Environmental Quality, with several things, including misdemeanor violations of Michigan's safe drinking water law.

Flint utilities administrator Michael Glasgow is charged with tampering with evidence for changing lead water-testing results and willful neglect of duty as a public servant.

Flint used water from the Flint River for 18 months but it wasn't treated to reduce corrosion. As a result, lead leached from old plumbing.