Shocking Report: Over 5,300 U.S. Water Systems Are In Violation Of The Law — Poisoning Millions

Thursday, June 30, 2016
By Paul Martin

By Claire Bernish
JUNE 30, 2016

According to a new report, some 18 million Americans “live in communities where the water systems are in violation of the law.”

Flint apparently marked the tip of a nefarious iceberg, and lead isn’t the only contaminant polluting drinking water for millions in the United States.

“Imagine a cop sitting, watching people run stop signs, and speed at 90 miles per hour in small communities and still doing absolutely nothing about it — knowing the people who are violating the law. And doing nothing,” illustrated Erik Olsen, health program director at the Natural Resources Defense Council, which analyzed EPA data for the report. “That’s unfortunately what we have now.”

According to the NRDC’s scathing report, “What’s In Your Water? Flint and Beyond,” lead contamination in Flint — the subject of national outrage and scandal — is “not anomalous.”

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