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State audit faults Michigan regulators in Flint water crisis

State audit faults Michigan regulators in Flint water crisis

Michigan environmental regulators made crucial errors as Flint began using a new drinking water source that would become contaminated with lead, auditors said Friday, as crews in the city started to dig up old pipes connecting water mains to homes.

The report by the state auditor general found that staffers in the Department of Environmental Quality's drinking water office failed to order the city to treat its water with anti-corrosion chemicals as it switched to the Flint River in April 2014, but also said the rules they failed to heed may not be strong enough to protect the public.

Flint had been using water from the Detroit system but made the change to save money, planning...

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