Kildee to Discuss Call for Investigation into Crisis, Latest Steps Taken to Improve Water Quality in Flint
WASHINGTON, D.C. – October 27, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — Congressman Dan Kildee (MI-05) today announced that he will hold a telephone town hall for Flint residents on Wednesday, October 28, 2015, at 7 p.m. ET to discuss his demand for an investigation into the Flint water crisis and provide an update on his work to bring federal attention to the crisis as well as the latest efforts to improve water quality. On the call, Congressman Kildee will be joined by water and public health experts Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha and Dr. Marc Edwards, whose critical research helped to uncover high lead levels in the city’s water supply.
The telephone town hall is free and open to the public. Congressman Kildee, as well as Dr. Hanna-Attisha and Dr. Edwards, will also take questions on the call from city residents. Those wishing to participate can RSVP at www.tinyurl.com/FlintWater.
“Residents deserve answers and accountability from every level of government when it comes to Flint water,” Congressman Kildee said. “I hope that city residents will join me for a telephone update on the latest steps I am taking to improve public confidence and the quality of water in Flint. I also look forward to having both Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha and Dr. Marc Edwards with me to answer questions Flint residents may have.”
Last week, Congressman Kildee called for a “thorough investigation” into the “failures of government at every level” that contributed to the Flint water crisis. This comes as the state of Michigan admitted for the first time that federal rules governing drinking water were not properly followed in Flint.
“In order to restore confidence, and to ensure that these failures never happen again, I believe that the EPA needs to conduct a thorough investigation into the causes of the water problems in Flint. The failure of government to provide safe drinking water to Flint is unacceptable, and there must be accountability,” Congressman Kildee’s letter to the EPA last week said.
Recently, after Congressman Kildee called for federal technical advisors to come to Flint, the EPA also established a task force to provide expertise to the city and state.
For months, Congressman Kildee has asked the EPA to forgive loans made through the Safe Drinking Water State Revolving Fund in order to free up money to make water infrastructure improvements in Flint. He also has repeatedly fought for additional emergency assistance, including lead-clearing filters and bottled water, from the federal government until a long-term solution can be reached.
Media who are interested in listening in may request call-in information by contacting Mitchell Rivard at or (202) 595-4885.