November 18, 2015 | Detroit Free Press

WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Dan Kildee was among a group from Michigan testifying Wednesday before an advisory panel looking at changes to the nation’s regulations on lead in drinking water, saying the current rule — as applied by state and federal agencies — failed the people of Flint after high levels of lead were detected this year.

“What happened in Flint is a failure of government,” Kildee, D-Flint Township, told the National Drinking Water Advisory Council on Wednesday. “People expected that the government at multiple levels would be able to protect them … and the government failed them.” [...]

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