Michigan, US officials discuss Flint water crisis

Posted at 8:55 PM, Feb 01, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-01 20:55:01-05

FLINT, Mich. (AP)  — State Department of Environmental Quality chief Keith Creagh says he has met with an official from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as part of interagency cooperation addressing the lead-tainted water crisis in Flint.

Creagh says staff from both agencies discussed Monday how to work together to make the best use of data being collected.

The two sides also discussed the Department of Environmental Quality’s five-part strategy to determine when water flowing through Flint taps is safe to drink. The agencies have met regularly since early January.

Flint was under a state-appointed emergency manager when it switched in 2014 to the Flint River from Detroit’s water system to save money. The river water was not treated properly and lead from pipes leached into Flint homes.

Testing later showed high lead levels in some children.