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  • Flint Michigan residents wait in line for a hearing on the Flint water crisis on Capitol Hill in Washington, March 17, 2016.

    Flint Michigan residents wait in line for a hearing on the Flint water crisis on Capitol Hill in Washington, March 17, 2016. | Photo: Reuters

Local residents and supporters at the national level have slammed the Michigan government for negligence in the crisis that poisoned Flint's water with lead.

Michigan's government has released goals to help the city of Flint recover from a health crisis caused by the lead contamination of its drinking water.

The plan, released Monday and involving several state agencies, is meant to address water infrastructure shortcomings and the health of children who have tested for high lead levels in their blood, expand support in Flint schools, and boost economic development, Governor Rick Snyder said.

Key parts of the plan include professional support from state health officials for children under 6 with high levels of lead, opening three additional child health centers in the city, and replacing drinking water faucets and fixtures in public facilities, including schools, daycare centers, and elder care homes, Snyder's office said.

Replacing lead service lines and training residents are also included in the plan, among other measures.

Under the direction of an unelected emergency manager, Flint switched its water supply to the corrosive Flint River in 2014 in a bid to save money.

The crisis has attracted national attention and led to calls for Snyder to resign due to the state's handling of the situation.

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