EPA to continue hearings in Washington on the Flint Water Crisis

WASHINGTON (WLNS) – In our continuing coverage of Flint, heated hearings on the water crisis will resume in Washington, D.C. on Thursday.

That follows an emotional day where lawmakers, citizens and representatives from the Environmental Protection Agency spoke, listened to testimony and tried to figure out who’s to blame and what else can be done.

Now, the House Energy and Commerce Committee is zeroing in on the EPA and the Michigan DEQ documents request related to the emergency in Flint.

During Wednesday’s hearings, the new acting director of the EPA said the crisis was avoidable.

He said the regional EPA had urged the state to address the lack of corrosion control but that state officials delayed in responding.

The Director of the Michigan DEQ says the EPA did not act with enough urgency.

The regional director of the EPA resigned on Monday.

Meanwhile, Meijer has pledged a total of $500,000 to nonprofit organizations working to resolve the crisis.

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