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Congressman seeks federal probe into Flint water problems

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FLINT, Mich. (AP) -

A Flint-area congressman is calling for a federal investigation into causes of water problems in the city that led to a public health emergency.

Democratic U.S. Rep. Dan Kildee announced Wednesday he sent a letter to Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy seeking answers to the agency's oversight of state environmental regulators. Kildee says failing "to provide safe drinking water ... is unacceptable."

The Associated Press left a message seeking comment from the EPA.

Michigan Senate Minority Leader Jim Ananich on Tuesday called for state legislative hearings. Department of Environmental Quality Director Dan Wyant says federal drinking water rules weren't followed properly when Flint switched its water source.

Flint has reconnected to Detroit's system to resolve the health emergency spurred by the switch. Elevated blood-lead levels have been found in children.

Copyright 2015 Associated Press. All rights reserved.

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