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Officials Say Flint’s Water Is Safe. Residents Say It’s Not. Scientists Say It’s Complicated.

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A Flint resident collects water from a distribution centerJake May/The Flint Journal-MLive.com/AP

Mother Jones

Earlier this month, Republican Gov. Rick Snyder announced that the bottled water program would be ending once the distribution centers ran out. “We have worked diligently to restore the water quality,” he said, “and the scientific data now proves the water system is stable and the need for bottled water has ended.” But for residents, that reassurance meant nothing.