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FLINT, MI — Three years after the state of Michigan licensed the city’s aging water plant to treat Flint River water, a top EPA official says the facility should never have been allowed operate in the first place.
“No reasonable plant operator would have given the go-ahead and in fact they didn’t,” said Robert Kaplan, interim Region 5 director for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. “It was a mistake. It was rushed. It was hurried … It shouldn’t have happened.”