The contamination occurred after state-appointed emergency managers carried out a plan to tap the Flint River as a temporary source of drinking water. That decision would have disastrous consequences.
A researcher says one of the lessons learned is there’s no guarantee that any water that’s traveled through a lead pipe is safe to drink without a filter.
Governor Snyder says, in the past 12 months, the state has distributed filters, adopted a $234 million assistance package, and made better health care available to children exposed to lead.
“We’ve gotten a lot done, but there’s a lot more still to be done.”
One of those things is adopting tough new lead standards. Snyder says another is making changes to Michigan’s emergency manager law.