Failure at the Faucet: A series exploring risks to drinking water across Wisconsin.

Replacing all Milwaukee lead service lines would take 70 years at the current pace. Meanwhile, Wisconsin home lead investigations rarely test water amid a focus on paint.

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Lead-contaminated Atlanta neighborhood may be put on federal clean-up priority list

The EPA is proposing to add a westside Atlanta area that's contaminated with lead to the Superfund program's National Priorities List (NPL), which would allow more federal funding for clean-up.


Whitmer seeks $20M to replace lead pipes in Benton Harbor

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer wants to pump $20 million into Benton Harbor to replace lead pipes and curtail exceedances of the state's water safety rules.

San Jose study: Lead from Reid-Hillview Airport matches Flint, Michigan water

The lead emissions place thousands of predominately low-income children who live nearby at an elevated risk of permanent developmental issues.

Study: San Jose children near Reid-Hillview Airport exposed to high lead levels

Lead levels at the Reid-Hillview Airport in East San Jose are dangerously high for children in the surrounding area, according to a report issued by the county.


Elevated lead levels found in 93 Hawaii public school water fixtures

Elevated concentrations of lead were found in about 4% of the water samples collected from faucets and drinking fountains at selected Hawaii public schools and child care centers over the last several months.

Some Chicagoans wary of lead pipe replacement

Mistrust of the government, fears related to immigration, and unclear messaging make the operation a hard sell in some neighborhoods.

Anglo American knew of lead danger at Zambian mine, Doctor says

A doctor said Anglo American Plc was aware of the danger lead poisoning posed to employees and commissioned a study into its impact in a community close to a Zambian mine where he worked.

New bill aims to improve water quality in New York schools

A new bill aiming to improve drinking water quality in New York schools will soon be delivered to Gov. Andrew Cuomo for approval after it passed in both the state senate and assembly.

Flint water defendants complain about withheld documents

The attorneys for former officials charged with crimes related to the Flint water crisis complained the prosecution has failed to release documents.

High lead levels found in old Duluth homes' drinking water

There are 4,600 city-owned lead service lines still in use, largely in pre-1930 homes.

Judge upholds secret investigative tactic used in Flint water criminal cases

Several defendants challenged the one-person grand jury investigation, saying they are unfairly in the dark about the specific evidence against them.

EPA puts additional delay on Trump lead and copper in drinking water rule

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has put another delay on a Trump-era update to a rule governing lead and copper in drinking water, according to a new federal register notice.

Lingering lead: Biden plan to eliminate old pipes highlights longstanding contamination in communities of color

The health impacts of lead contamination have gained renewed attention from the Biden administration.

Why some Indianapolis parents fear getting their homes tested for lead

Understanding lead exposure in Indianapolis requires testing homes, but some are hesitant. A new initiative offers anonymous testing — for free.
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