Gov. Brown Signs Bill Requiring California Water Districts to Test School Water for Lead

Gov. Brown Signs Bill Requiring Water Districts to Test School Water for Lead

Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill Friday requiring water districts to test school water for lead in California. NBC 7 Investigates has covered ongoing issues with lead in San Diego County’s school water systems for about a year. When the San Diego Unified School District (SDUSD) tested for lead in their school water as part of a voluntary program, they discovered lead in the water at about 40 schools. SDUSD … [more…]

Escaping one of the nation’s worst environmental disaster zones

Escaping one of the nation’s worst environmental disaster zones

EAST CHICAGO, Ind. — In May, Demetra Turner holds a letter telling her to vacate her home in the West Calumet Housing Complex in East Chicago, Ind. With her is her son, Jeremiah Kinley. (Joshua Lott/for The Washington Post)

The smell of burning bacon stirred Demetra Turner from her makeshift bed on the floor, a stack of quilts the only padding between her body and the ground. Long gone was

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Study: Fewer pregnancies, more fetal deaths in Flint after lead levels rose in water

photo: Flint water tower; Study: Fewer pregnancies, more fetal deaths in Flint after lead levels rose in water

Kansas University assistant professor of economics David Slusky explains his study of the Flint water crisis’ impact on fertility rates and fetus deaths in the city. Babies born in Flint after switch to river water also nearly 150 grams lighter than those born in other areas of Michigan, and gained less weight.

The city of Flint saw fewer pregnancies, and a higher number of fetal deaths, during the period women

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Florida drinking water among nation’s worst, study finds

Florida drinking water ranks among nation’s worst, study finds

More Floridians are exposed to unsafe drinking water than just about anywhere in the country, according to a new study of violations. The state ranked second in the number of people impacted by violations under the Safe Drinking Water Act based on the most recent data available from 2015, the Natural Resources Defense Council said.

Nationally, 77 million people were exposed to unsafe water, with violations including high levels or … [more…]

What Nashville’s Metro Schools Isn’t Telling You About Lead In Water

NASHVILLE, Tennessee — There’s a lot that Metro Schools isn’t revealing in its Friday-night "news dump" about its testing for lead in school water. After NewsChannel 5 Investigates first raised questions about the issue back in June, Metro Schools announced that they would test every drinking water source in every one of their buildings before the start of the new year.

Even though we began asking about the latest results

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