Legislative committee hears from Flint on water crisis

bottle-of-waterA legislative committee headed to Flint today to hear from local officials and residents about the city’s water crisis.

There were some angry and emotional moments with people standing up and yelling from the audience. A mother called it poisoning by state policy.

Doctor Mona Hanna-Attisha is a Flint pediatrician who tried to call attention to tests that showed high lead levels in drinking water. She says the state now owes the children who were exposed to lead.

“There is no way to predict which child is going to have which problem which is why we have to do everything for all children,” said Hanna-Attisha.

People at the hearing say they mostly blame state regulators for the mistakes that led to lead in the water, and they blame the emergency manager law for a lack of accountability to local voters.