Senator Stabenow Statement on EPA’s Flint Safe Drinking Water Task Force

Friday, October 16, 2015

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow today issued the following statement regarding the Environmental Protection Agency's establishment of the Flint Safe Drinking Water Task Force:

"I met today with several community leaders and Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, the courageous physician who conducted the study showing how Flint's current water system has been harming children through lead exposure. I share the deep concerns of families in Flint for the long-term health of their children and I will continue to do everything I can to help.

"The EPA is taking an important step forward today to provide assistance to the State and the local governments involved as they make critical short-term and long-term decisions for the families of Flint. This current situation is completely unacceptable and everything that is necessary must be done for the health and safety of the community."