US EPA to Congressman Kildee: “We are actively working with MDEQ to help the City provide clean and safe water”

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:

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2 thoughts on “US EPA to Congressman Kildee: “We are actively working with MDEQ to help the City provide clean and safe water”

  1. After all the testing and talking points, the water is STILL not safe for drinking and the water bills are STILL the highest in the State. How is that possible?

  2. After all of the testing and talking, the water is still not safe for drinking yet the price of water in Flint, MI is still the highest in the State. How is that possible?

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