“My view is I want Michigan to be a role model for setting that standard, so I’m going to be calling for legislation to make that standard much higher,” the Republican governor told The Detroit News last week in an exclusive interview.
Flint’s contaminated water was caused, in part, by state regulators who did notproperly interpret the federal rule for a city the size of Flint. They failed to ensure corrosion control chemicals were added when the city began using Flint River water in April 2014, and the harsh water ended up leaching lead from aging pipes.
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