Expert says TTHM levels in Flint water were immediate evidence of trouble ahead "Would you agree with me it's the community that selects the water source," asked Richard Hillman, an attorney for Prysby. In some cases, EPA officials inquired about corrosion control through emails or phone calls, Del Toral testified, and he recalled discussing the issue with Shekter-Smith in person at EPA's regional headquarter in Chicago. Several members of the committee took note of the web of blame the witnesses at the hearing were crafting. Mark Meadows, R-N. Edwards was just as pointed during his opening statements. Ad Choices. Prysby, a district engineer responsible for Flint, is charged with two counts each of misconduct in office, tampering with evidence and violation of the Safe Drinking Water Act. Hedman, a former EPA administrator for that area, throwing people under the bus. But I was the regional administrator when this crisis occurred. Like this: Like Loading
Gallery: EPA whistleblower testifies in Flint water exam Miguel Del Toral, a regional groundwater regulations manager for the EPA, testified.
A whistle-blower pleaded with EPA superiors to protect Flint Region 5's Regulations Manager Miguel Del Toral — called a “hero” problems with Michigan's lead-testing procedures that helped mask the presence of lead. This is Miguel Del Toral from EPA Region 5, and I'd like to speak with you about problems with drinking water in Flint Michigan.” So stated.
Environmental Protection Agency official who sounded a dire warning about toxic lead in Flint's drinking water seven months ago says he couldn't believe the water wasn't being treated to make it less corrosive to lead service lines and indoor plumbing.
EPA whistleblower says he warned Michigan DEQ it was wrong about Flint water
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They noted the Flint government was fighting potential outbreaks of several diseases in the water before the lead issue ever came to light. FLINT, MI -- An Environmental Protection Agency whistleblower who helped expose Flint's lead in water problems says he told state drinking water officials that the city should have been required to treat Flint River water to make it less corrosive -- something that never happened.
Region 5 Regulations Manager Miguel Del Toral's e-mail from Sept. review of Michigan's drinking water program that EPA had approved in.
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Hedman said she learned that the eastern Michigan factory town Miguel Del Toro that identified lead-poisoning concerns in the Flint water.
Cook is charged with willful neglect of duty, misconduct in office and conspiracy. Hedman said she learned that the eastern Michigan factory town was not using the legally required corrosion-control treatment for its water supply on June 30, — over a year since Flint switched from the Detroit water system in April as a cost-cutting measure.
Ad Choices. They noted the Flint government was fighting potential outbreaks of several diseases in the water before the lead issue ever came to light. Del Toral has said his recommendations for action in Flint bogged down as the state contested whether the city should be required to further treat Flint River water.
The final installment is set for Thursday, when Michigan Gov.