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NPR's "Here and Now" discusses the U.S. Lead and Copper Rule

April 24, 2017

With the third anniversary of the decision in Flint to switch water sources this coming week, Here & Now focuses on the Lead and Copper Rule.  Virginia Tech professor Marc Edwards, who was at the forefront of bringing Flint to the forefront, pulls no punches, calling the rule a "sick joke on the American people."  The segment also discusses other legal responses like class actions and criminal charges that have been part of the reaction to Flint and similar controversies. 

 

Listen here to the segment.

 

There is also a discussion of how lead enters into our water.  Corrosion control and service line replacement are discussed, as well as the emerging threat that lead can travel in a system.

 

As a reminder, the EPA will be returning to the Lead & Copper rule later this year, if everything stays on schedule.

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