The Flint water system crisis was a very disastrous period which proved that

The flint water system crisis was a very disastrous

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The Flint water system crisis was a very disastrous period which proved that the infrastructure involving water was gradually deteriorating. According to a report released by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of the Inspector General there were two repeated mistakes that propelled the problem in Flint. The first mistake was that the “Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) did not properly follow the two Lead and Copper Rule requirements, and the second happened when EPA Region 5 failed to implement “management controls” for better decision-making (Mamerow ,2018).” Aside the two mistakes that the EPA made another mistake the government failed to do was that, “While Flint residents were being exposed to lead in drinking water, the federal response was delayed, in part, because the EPA did not establish clear roles and responsibilities, risk assessment procedures, effective communication and proactive oversights tools (Mamerow ,2018).” There has been measures or actions that the EPA are taking to right their wrong and one of them is revising the Lead and Copper Rule to improve the consequence.
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  • Fall '09
  • Drinking water, Water crisis, Water supply network, United States Environmental Protection Agency, Safe Drinking Water Act

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