Benton Harbor's lead pipe issues reminiscent of Flint

For decades the low-income, majority Black community of Benton Harbor — less than two hours away from Chicago on the southeastern shore of Lake Michigan — has been ravaged by a litany of woes shared with many other once-thriving American cities. Now the water isn’t safe to drink, either. A top state official acknowledged last month that residents should drink and cook with bottled water, three years after testing required under a then new Michigan law revealed high levels of brain-damaging lead in tap water.

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November 12th 2021

Benton Harbor's lead pipe issues reminiscent of Flint

For decades the low-income, majority Black community of Benton Harbor — less than two hours away from Chicago on the southeastern shore of Lake Michigan — has been ravaged by a litany of woes shared with many other once-thriving American cities. Now the water isn’t safe to drink, either. A top state official acknowledged last month that residents should drink and cook with bottled water, three years after testing required under a then new Michigan law revealed high levels of brain-damaging lead in tap water.

(Source : https://www.chicagotribune.com)
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