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Water Crisis in Flint could be Happening Nationwide

Bre’Anna Tinsley/ WDET

President Obama drinks filtered Flint water at a recent town hall meeting

 

 

A new study released this week finds that the contamination in Flint’s water supply could be just the tip of a national iceberg.

The Natural Resources Defense Council estimates as many as 20 million people in the U.S. could be drinking water from systems that are in violation of federal standards..

The Council’s Health Program Director, Erik Olson, tells WDET’s Quinn Klinefelter some water systems violating lead-level standards appear as if they are not even being tracked by the government.

Image credit: Bre'Anna Tinsley/ WDET

About the Author

Quinn Klinefelter

Senior News Editor

I grab news in the morning, check the papers and the wires, call sources and take a big gulp of coffee. That’s how I start the day.

qklinefelter@wdet.org  

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