Flint considering lawsuit against Michigan: report

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Posted: Apr 01, 2016 2:51 PM

CHICAGO (Reuters) - The city of Flint is considering suing the state of Michigan over lead contamination in the city's drinking water, a local media report said on Friday.

The Detroit News said Flint filed a notice of intention that it may seek monetary damages from the state for "grossly negligent oversight" by the Department of Environmental Quality. The notice was filed on March 24 in the state Court of Claims.

A spokeswoman for the Flint Mayor Karen Weaver did not respond to a request for comment.

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder has been criticized for the state's poor handling of a crisis that garnered national headlines.

(Reporting by Mark Weinraub; Editing by Tom Brown)