EPA Inspector General To Investigate Flint Response

By Juan Carlos Rodriguez (January 22, 2016, 5:23 PM EST) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's internal watchdog said Friday it's looking into the agency's response to the contamination of the city of Flint, Michigan's community water system, including the EPA's exercise of its oversight authority.

The Office of Inspector General's announcement followed the resignation Thursday of the EPA's Great Lakes regional administrator amid the water contamination crisis in Flint, which has left residents at risk of exposure to lead and other contaminants. President Barack Obama recently declared a state of emergency in Flint, where residents have been complaining about drinking water quality for nearly two years.

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