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This quote from Rick Snyder’s emails says everything you need to know about Flint’s water crisis

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Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) talks to Poppy Harlow on Jan. 27, 2016. (CNN)

While attorneys have subpoenaed all emails and communications between Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) over the ongoing Flint water crisis, a few details have been released showing what can only be described as depraved indifference on the part of state workers to the plight of Flint citizens.

The Republican governor released some staff emails on Jan. 20, showing that he was well aware that Flint citizens were slowly being poisoned following a decision by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality to force them to live with lead-tainted water.

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Those emails, however, were heavily redacted, including one dated over two years ago — on January 3, 2014 — that was completely blacked out by the governor’s advisers over both pages.

Out of over 270 pages of communications released, one comment was stunning in its admission of how shabbily complaints over the water were treated by state workers.

According to the NY Times, Snyder was informed in one email that a state nurse told one young mother to not worry about the damage being done to her child when her son’s blood showed an elevated lead level.

“It is just a few IQ points. … It is not the end of the world,” the nurse reportedly told the worried mom.

According to whistle-blower Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, “If you were going to put something in a population to keep them down for generations to come — it would be lead.”

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The state of Michigan and Flint have already come under attack for using a poster –  created by the state’s Department of Health and Human Services — informing parents that it was safe to bathe their children in the contaminated water.

While the poster was pulled, an advisory remained on the state website informing residents that the water is “safe to use for washing because ‘lead in bath water will not soak into your skin fast or at high levels.’ ”

Gov. Snyder’s administration has until Feb. 9 to turn over all communications regarding Flint, dating back to 2011.

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