WASHINGTON, D.C. – September 28, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — Congressman Dan Kildee (MI-05) issued the following statement today after a new study by medical professionals found that more infants and children are being found with elevated levels of lead in their blood since the city of Flint switched its water source:
“This new study showing elevated blood lead levels among Flint’s children is very troubling. People have the right to have confidence that their drinking water is safe.
“Immediate action needs to be taken by the State of Michigan to ensure that relief is provided to people who are concerned about lead levels in their water. Today as part of my ongoing efforts, I talked with the EPA Region 5 Administrator about the State of Michigan providing emergency assistance, including lead-clearing filters and bottled water, until a more permanent solution can be determined.
“This new study by the medical community also raises additional doubts about prior water testing done by the DEQ and EPA that stated the water was in compliance with federal law. I have been completely unsatisfied with their answers to my questions regarding their testing methodology, which is why I have called for additional immediate independent and scientific testing to be done.
“Flint residents need and deserve immediate action to ensure the safety of their drinking water.”