|EPA engineers are working out of Kettering University's Innovation Center on Bluff Street.|
Kettering University is hosting the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 5 Emergency Response team in the Innovation Center as they manage and respond to the current water crisis in Flint.
The EPA plans on remaining at the Innovation Center for the next several months to address current water quality and infrastructure challenges in Flint. The numbers of EPA staff in Flint will vary.
"We are honored to host some of the top environmental engineers and scientists in the country on our campus as they attempt to address current challenges in Flint," said Kettering University President Dr. Robert K. McMahan. "We are committed to our community and to working with federal, state and local officials to help create long-term solutions to these problems. We are focused on supporting Flint and on using our faculty expertise and the energy and ingenuity of our students, faculty, and staff to assist the city in any way we can.”
Among other activities, the EPA will be conducting water sampling and testing, evaluating the water treatment plant, performing community outreach and coordination and ensuring Flint's water meets federal drinking standards. The organization will also partner with other local, state and federal efforts contributing to the overall emergency response.
Visit kettering.edu/water for information on Kettering University's response to the water situation in Flint