On Wednesday, August 17, 2016 the Michigan attorney general filed a civil lawsuit against Veolia Water North America Operating Services (Veolia) in relation to the company’s
work in Flint. Others have advanced similar claims. The allegations made against Veolia are false, inaccurate and unwarranted.
These lawsuits ignore the facts and attempt to deflect responsibility away from government officials and representatives who caused and are responsible for this situation. We believe the facts ARE important.
-- The official report from the Flint Water Advisory Task Force, commissioned by the Governor's office and completed after dozens of interviews, contained no reference to Veolia and assigned the company no blame or responsibility for the current crisis.
-- A June 2015 EPA memorandum explained that Veolia's final report "provides advice to the City of Flint primarily focused on TTHM control and other operational issues" and was "written prior to the recent discovery of high lead results in Flint drinking water."
-- EPA's Inspector General concluded that by June 2015, EPA "had the information it needed about the drinking water issues in Flint in June 2015 to exercise its discretionary authority to issue an emergency order" under the agency's statutory authority to address imminent and substantial endangerment to human health form drinking water contamination; EPA did not exercise that authority until June 2016.
Veolia remains committed to safe, high-quality drinking water and environmental protection. This site will demonstrate Veolia’s commitment and outline the facts of the company’s limited, one-month, one-time study in Flint.