UPDATED: Snyder admin knew risk of Flint lead poisoning in 2013, changed 2015 lead test results that would have required action
Four years ago in 2011, the city of Flint commissioned a report to investigate the use of the Flint River to supply water to the city. The report, which was sent to state officials in 2013 detailed the risk of lead leaching by the more corrosive river water and emphasized the need for phosphate corrosion control to prevent lead from entering the drinking water of Flint residents.
However, phosphate corrosion control was never included in the plan put together by the city public works department, a plan approved by the state Department of Environmental Quality. Why? That’s unclear and nobody is taking credit for it.…Read more ›