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Televised Town Hall Meeting Set on Flint Water Crisis

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By    |   Monday, 29 Feb 2016 07:05 AM

A town hall meeting about the Flint water crisis on Monday will allow residents to ask a panel of experts about what is being done to fix the problems, and what they can do in the meantime.

The event will be broadcast nationally by NBC 25 News from the Northbank Center at the University of Michigan-Flint from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

"In a live town hall meeting, a panel of experts answers questions from the public on what's being done to provide safe drinking water, who is being held accountable for the decisions that lead to the water crisis, and measures local, state, and federal officials are taking to prevent future problems," NBC reported.

Michigan's Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley will sit for the panel, as will State Rep. Phil Phelps of the 49th State House District, Mark Durno of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and Wantwaz Davis of the Flint City Council, and Michael Lampton of the U.S. Small Business Administration. Flint Mayor Dr. Karen Weaver has also been invited.

Medical professionals sitting for the panel include Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha Hurley Medical Center, Dr. Dean Sienko of the MSU College of Human Medicine, and Dr. Eden Wells, Chief Medical Executive of the Michigan Dept. of Health and Human Services.

In 2014, Flint switched its water service from the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department to the Flint River, but did not implement corrosion controls, leading to the leaching of lead from some pipes.

The issue has become a national scandal after many residents experienced health problems due to the poor quality of the water.

Armstrong Jones, owner of the local NBC affiliate, will open and close the town hall with remarks.

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