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Michigan National Guard To Help Flint With Lead Contamination In Water Supply

A city that has been overrun by water issues is now facing a potential sanitary crisis.

CNN reports there will no longer be trash collection in Flint, Michigan, until further notice. In a statement, Mayer Karen Weaver said residents should not put their garbage out for collection because it will not be picked up.

“Due to the circumstances, there will be no trash pickup in the city starting this Monday,” the statement read. “Until a new agreement is officially in place, we ask that residents not set their trash out at the curb.”

City leaders have not struck a new deal with waste collection facilities. Weaver hopes to resolve the issue within a week, but the instructions have, understandably, alarmed residents.

Flint is still recovering from the water crisis that caused lead to seep into the drinking water. Ongoing investigations continue as former state employees are faced with criminal charges.

Hopefully this situation will literally be cleaned up soon so residents don’t have to be inundated with another community catastrophe.



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