Federal Rule For Lead In Water Not Enforced In Michigan, 2010 Audit Found

(February 12, 2016, 10:24 AM EST) -- WASHINGTON, D.C. — An audit of two Michigan agencies tasked with protecting the state’s drinking water performed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in 2010 reveals that for years leading up to the Flint water crisis, the state agencies failed to enforce the federal Lead and Copper Rule.

(Audit available. Document #15-160216-016X.)

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Specifically, the EPA audit showed that the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and the Environment (MDNRE) did not at the time track failures to...
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