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(FLINT, Mich.) — Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette announced two new leaders of the investigation into the ongoing Flint water crisis.

Schuette named “tough” former Wayne County prosecutor Todd Flood as the special counsel of the investigation and “no nonsense” retired Detroit FBI chief Andrew Arena as another member of the team.

Schuette’s office is investigating whether any state laws were violated in the delivery of contaminated water to Flint, Michigan, residents. Extreme levels of lead have been found in the city’s water supply, forcing residents to drink, bathe and cook with bottled water.

“The tragedy of Flint is a tragedy of immense proportions,” Schuette said Monday morning.

Earlier this month, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder declared a state of emergency for the county surrounding Flint due to the health and safety concerns surrounding the water supply.

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