(WTOL) - To make sure the Flint water tragedy doesn't happen here, or anywhere else in the country, U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown of
Ohio introduced a bill in Congress on Thursday. It includes a number of steps that must be taken to protect our drinking water from lead.
Senator Brown said he can't believe that government leaders in Michigan knew there was a serious problem with lead in the water but they didn't notify the public for months. His new bill will make sure families are alerted right away when there is a problem. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency would be directed to automatically alert the public if the state or local agency fails to do so in 15 days.
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