Statement from state Rep. Phil Phelps (D-Flushing) on judge’s decision in Flint Legionnaires’ case:

Monday, August 20, 2018

            LANSING — Today, a judge determined that Nick Lyon, the director of the Department of Health and Human Services, is going to stand trial in connection to a Legionnaires’ outbreak during the Flint water crisis. In response, state Rep. Phil Phelps (D-Flushing) issued the following statement:

“As the leader of his department, Director Lyon is responsible for the actions — or inactions — of himself and his employees, which in this case led to the loss of life in our community. The people of Flint have waited more than four years to finally see those responsible for the water crisis held accountable for their careless and grave mistakes. I could not be more pleased that the judge is allowing justice to move forward.”

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