October 20, 2015 | MLive

LANSING, MI — The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality “completely failed” to protect Flint residents from contaminated drinking water, according to Senate Minority Leader Jim Ananich, who is calling for a formal investigation by the Legislature.

Emails released this week show that the federal government warned the DEQ as early as February that Flint River water was causing lead and other contaminants to leach from pipes, posing a health risk for city residents that was not addressed for months. [...]

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