Flint residents travel to Washington DC for congressional hearings

Taking the Flint fight to the nation's capital. Congress will begin the investigation. and some of the people expected to testify are on the way to the DC right now and are joined by several supporters.

Two charter buses rolled out of the parking lot Tuesday evening carrying 100 people to Washington, almost all of them have their own horror stories over living with lead-tainted water.

"Our lines on the city side is lead," said Keri Webber, a Flint resident. "My daughter with lead poison. My husband, with lead poison.

Keri Webber and her husband are one of thousands affected by the Flint water crisis. The message she is taking to Washington is to somehow, some way, find the money to replace lead service lines.

"This has to be done," she said. "The only choice we have, is to properly replace them. That is the fix. We can't wait for biofilm or miracles. We need to dig it up and start street by street."

No one on the busses will be testifying before Congress but an EPA administrator, the director of MDEQ and Flint resident LeeAnne Walters are among those that will.

"I will be testifying to what happened," she said. "How the EPA in the city, in the state, failed us. How they ignored the outcry of the entire community being harmed."

Gov. Rick Snyder  was not called to testify, but Rev. Jesse Jackson and other civil rights activists are making sure he feels the heat at home.

"The governor has several hundreds of millions of dollars  in the rainy day fund," Jackson said. "And it is raining in Flint right now."

"This is a crime scene and those engaged in the crime are selling poisoned water and then covering it up must pay the price of justice."

Also set to testify is Mark Edwards from Virginia Tech, an environmental engineer whose test showed that the water here is toxic.


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