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Water contamination is an ongoing issue. Check this page for the latest news reports concerning contamination outbreaks, health risks, and other important information.

Lead taints drinking water in hundreds of schools...

Some 350 water systems that failed lead tests in recent years provide drinking water to schools and child-care centers.

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5,300 U.S. water systems are in violation of lead rules.

Eighteen million Americans live in communities where the water systems are in violation of the law. Moreover, the federal agency in charge...

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America’s water crisis goes beyond Flint, MI.

America's water issues extend far beyond the current crisis in Flint, Michigan — and it's going to take a massive infrastructure investment...

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The Nation's Poisonous Water Problem Is Far Worse...

It's a day of the week ending in "y", so yes, there's another story about how fcked the American infrastructure that services our drinking water...

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Lead in drinking water: U.S. systems repeatedly top...

GALESBURG, Ill. -- This railroad town promotes its ties to Abraham Lincoln, Ronald Reagan and the poet Carl Sandburg. But Galesburg's...

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Where Lead Lurks And Why Even Small Amounts Matter.

Lead problems with the water in Flint, Mich., have prompted people across the country to ask whether they or their families have been exposed...

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Beyond Flint: Excessive lead levels found in almost 2,000 water...

Tests for cities, rural subdivisions and even schools and day cares serving water to 6 million people have found excessive and harmful levels of lead.

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What's in Your Water? Flint and Beyond.

The devastating lead contamination of the tap water in Flint, Michigan, highlights potentially disastrous gaps in the provision of safe drinking water...

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Study: Public water supply is unsafe for millions of Americans...

Millions of Americans may be drinking water with unsafe levels of industrial chemicals, according to a study published Tuesday in the journal...

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The risk of lead poisoning isn’t just in Flint. So we mapped...

Neighborhoods where kids face the highest risk of lead poisoning exist all across America. The trouble is that exposure risk is surprisingly difficult...

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