The FBI has joined the investigation into the Flint water crisis that poisoned thousands of residents with lead-contaminated drinking water while the city was under state control.
The Detroit Free Press reports that the U.S. Attorney’s Office confirmed that federal prosecutors are “working with a multi-agency investigation team on the Flint water contamination matter, including the FBI, the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, EPA’s Office of Inspector General, and EPA’s Criminal Investigation Division.”
The contamination began when state officials began using the Flint River for drinking water while the city was working on a new pipeline.
On Wednesday, the U.S. House Oversight Committee is scheduled to begin its first hearing on the issue.