FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Officials say a meeting that's planned to discuss Flint's water system will be open to the public after earlier being scheduled as an invitation-only event.

MLive.com reports organizers agreed to make the event open to the public after city and state officials were asked about the Jan. 11 meeting by the news organization.

Tiffany Brown, a spokeswoman for the state Department of Environmental Quality, says a livestream of the event was and is still planned so that everyone has access to the information that's presented. MLive.com says the DEQ is a co-sponsor of the event.

The meeting comes as Flint continues to deal with a crisis with lead-tainted water. It's planned a day after a "Flint data summit" hosted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.


Information from: The Flint Journal, http://www.mlive.com/flint

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