Congressman Fred Upton will be in Flint Thursday to learn more about what’s been done to solve the city’s water crisis. He tells WSJM News there are still things Congress can do to ensure more cities don’t wind up with lead tainting their water supply.
“I want to see where things are, and I also want to know that as we look at other communities, particularly here in the Midwest, that may have similar problems that people have certainty their water is safe.”
Upton says the House this year passed legislation requiring the EPA to notify a state’s governor of a health problem with a city’s water within 24 hours. He’d like to see the Senate also take action. He says Congress may be in a lame duck session, but there are still a few things it needs to get done when it returns to work in a few weeks.