The 25,000-square-foot headquarters of the $406 million Security Credit Union sits across the street from the Flint River and about a half mile from the water treatment plant of the city of Flint, Mich. Over the last several months, this small, struggling industrial city has been the subject of national headlines due to high hazardous levels of lead in its water system.

While the Flint water crisis is a serious public health problem, particularly for children, Chad Merrihew, senior vice president and COO for Security, said the national media coverage has been somewhat sensationalized by some national media outlets.

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