- CNN filed a public records request for documents related to a Legionnaires' disease outbreak in Michigan
- The outbreak hit Flint in 2014, shortly after water supply was switched to Flint River; 9 people died
- Michigan health department asked for payment of $11,071 to search and prepare documents
Update: A day after this story's publication, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services sent CNN a letter saying fees for these records would be waived but processing could take up to 60 additional business days.
(CNN)Michigan's health department has demanded thousands of dollars to release documents related to one of the worst outbreaks of Legionnaires' disease in U.S. history, which some experts say could have been prevented had state officials acted sooner.