Former Flint utilities manager says he was told to omit high lead results

Former Flint utilities manager Mike Glasgow says that following the switch to Flint River water, two DEQ employees, Stephen Busch and Mike Prysby, called him in July of 2015 and told to remove two lead tests from reports. (Photo: WEYI/WSMH)

FLINT, Mich. - Four current and former MDEQ employees back in court Thursday as their preliminary hearing in connection with the Flint water crisis continues.

Former Flint utilities manager Mike Glasgow was back on the stand.

Glasgow says that following the switch to Flint River water, two DEQ employees, Stephen Busch and Mike Prysby, called him in July of 2015 and told to remove two lead tests from reports.

Those test results came from Leanne Walters' home, and Sargent Title Company, and showed high lead levels.

Glasgow said this was the first time he was asked to omit a result, and it gave him pause.

“I was surprised, I guess, with all the publicity around the water switch and the issues we were having and I know that removing a couple numbers that were high and above the action level, it would affect our 90th percentile calculation in the end, so there was some concern," said Glasgow.

He accepted a plea deal after admitting to filing false information about lead levels in Flint's water.

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