What's in the Pipes?

Tens of millions of Americans—especially those in small, low-income and minority communities—are drinking contaminated water, according to a News21 analysis of water violations from the US EPA.

High-profile cases of lead contamination in Milwaukee, Wis. and Flint, Mich., overshadow the fact that water problems also plague pockets of poverty in such states as Louisiana, Texas and North Carolina.

Advocates see a connection between neglect of infrastructure, lack of funding and the racial make-up of the communities. “For someone to say that there’s not a correlation to me means they have their eyes closed,” said Mustafa Ali, who formerly worked for environmental justice at the EPA.

Source: News21

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