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Examining Federal Administration of the Safe Drinking Water Act in Flint, Michigan, Part 3, United States House of Representatives, Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, One Hundred Fourteenth Congress, Second Session, March 17, 2016   [open pdf - 5MB]

This testimony compilation is from the March 17, 2016 hearing, "Examining Federal Administration of the Safe Drinking Water Act in Flint, Michigan, Part 3" before the U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. From the opening statement of Gina McCarthy: "I want to start by saying what happened in Flint should not have happened and can never happen again. The crisis we're seeing was the result of a state-appointed emergency manager deciding that the City would stop purchasing treated drinking water and instead switch to an untreated source to save money. The State of Michigan approved that decision, and did so without requiring corrosion control treatment. Without corrosion control, lead from pipes, fittings and fixtures can leach into the drinking water. These decisions resulted in Flint residents being exposed to dangerously high levels of lead." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Gina McCarthy and Rick Snyder.

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