‘I feel like I’m in another country’: Inside America’s latest lead water crisis

Activists worry lead contamination in Newark, N.J., echoes problems that arose in Flint, Mich

“ It’s been one week since the city of Newark, N.J., started handing out free bottled water to residents whose homes have lead-contaminated water, but it’s been months since Kim Cordova trusted what’s come out of her taps.  ”


Letter: Time to update the Safe Drinking Water Act

” The Safe Drinking Water Act set legal limits for contaminants in drinking water in 1974. While it’s good we have this law, the last time it was updated was 1996. Since 1996, new contaminants have since entered our drinking water. As the contaminants are relatively new, there are no legal limits for the contaminants. “