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OIG News Release: EPA had authority, sufficient information to issue emergency order protecting Flint residents from lead-contaminated water as early as June 2015

Oct 20, 2016

Office of Inspector General issues ‘management alert’ to spur preventative actions now

WASHINGTON – The Office of Inspector General (OIG) for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today issued a finding that the agency had the authority and sufficient information to issue an emergency order to protect Flint, Mich., residents from lead-contaminated water as early as June 2015. The EPA did not issue the emergency order until seven months later, on January 21, 2016.

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