- Associated Press - Monday, September 21, 2015

FLINT, Mich. (AP) - A Michigan congressman is calling for independent testing of Flint’s water supply, which is leaching lead in homes with old plumbing.

U.S. Rep. Dan Kildee, a Flint-area Democrat, met with state and federal regulators Monday in Lansing. He says city, state and federal officials “have not adequately” answered questions about the safety of Flint’s water.

Kildee says he’s been given no reason for confidence in test results.

Flint is asking Gov. Rick Snyder for $30 million to upgrade the water system. Tests have shown that water drawn from the Flint River is releasing lead from certain service lines and old plumbing.

Flint says the water meets standards, although city administrator Natasha Henderson welcomes more sampling. She also says there’s a plan to adjust the treatment process to fix problems.



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