The US Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 Administrator Susan Hedman has responded to Congressman Kildee’s letter. In it, she states that:
“Consistent with the recommendations in the internal memorandum cited in your letter, EPA is working with MDEQ to monitor Flint’s compliance with the federal Lead and Copper Rule. On August 17, 2015, MDEQ notified Flint that additional treatment will be required to optimize corrosion control and the City is taking steps to do so. Experts from EPA’s Office of Research and Development are providing technical assistance to Flint to implement those corrosion control improvements.”
While the letter hasn’t answered several of Congressman Kildee’s questions (including whether Flint water is safe?), more details are expected in a meeting being setup for Monday 9/21.
Read the full response here: