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U.S. House Passes Bill In Response to Flint Water Crisis

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The U.S. house passed a bill in response to the drinking water crisis in Flint on Thursday.

The bill directs the EPA to notify state officials within 24 hours when water contamination is detected at a certain level.

Then, if the state does not alert the public within 24 hours after that, the EPA is required to do that as well.

Flint switched its water source from Detroit’s system to the Flint River in 2014 to save money while under state financial management.

The river water wasn’t treated correctly and highly corrosive water scraped lead into drinking water.

The city is now back on Detroit’s water system.