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RECORD NUMBER: 17 OF 29
|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||Management Alert: Drinking Water Contamination in Flint, Michigan, Demonstrates a Need to Clarify EPA Authority to Issue Emergency Orders to Protect the Public.|
|Author||Banks, S. ; Brunton, C. ; Butler, K. ; Dutton, A. ; Johnson-Davis, T.|
|CORP Author||Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of the Inspector General.|
|Additional Subjects||Water quality ; Water contamination ; Drinking water ; Water management ; Public health ; Emergency orders ; Public protection ; Water systems ; Water supply ; Treatment ; Exposure ; Flint (Michigan)|
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of Inspector General (OIG) is reviewing the circumstances of, and the EPAÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s response to, the contamination in the city of Flint, MichiganÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s, community water system, including the EPAÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s exercise of its oversight authority. We are issuing this report to alert the EPA about factors that delayed its intervention using emergency authority under Section 1431 of the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA). When our review is completed, we plan to issue a subsequent report.