In this March 9, 2016 file photo, city officials in Galesburg, Ill., display a local example of lead pipes that deliver water to the nation's homes. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman, File)
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Six Michigan state employees were charged Friday in connection with dangerous levels of lead in the city of Flint's drinking water, prosecutors said.The criminal charges were filed by Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette against three employees apiece from the state's health and environmental departments.Some critics have called for high-ranking state officials, including Michigan Governor Rick Snyder, to be charged.The accusations mark the third round of charges related to the investigation into the Flint water crisis.Three state and local officials were criminally charged in April in connection with the investigation.Department of Environmental Quality officials Stephen Busch and Michael Prysby were charged with five and six counts, respectively, including misconduct in office, tampering with evidence and violation of the Michigan Safe Drinking Water Act.
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