EPA: Water filters unable to clean toxic water in Flint

Michigan residents suffering from the Flint water crisis are now facing more trouble, as officials say the water filters given to residents are not able to clean the highly toxic water.

EPA officials said water at over a dozen homes in Flint have lead readings more than 20 times the recommended limit.

“5 parts per billion is one threshold that we look at for safe drinking water,” Incident Commander of the EPA Mark Durno said. “So 150 parts per billion is 10 times that level.”

Durno said this does not mean the EPA thinks there is a problem with the filters.

Officials will retest the water this week to check for accuracy. 

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