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US water systems repeatedly exceed federal standard for lead

 


GALESBURG, Ill. — This railroad town promotes its ties to Abraham Lincoln, Ronald Reagan and the poet Carl Sandburg. But Galesburg's long history also shows in a hidden way: Aging pipes have been leaking lead into the drinking water for decades.

Blood tests show cause for concern. One in 20 children under the age of 6 in Knox County had lead levels exceeding the state standard for public health intervention, a rate six times higher than the Illinois average, in 2014.

http://www.startribune.com/us-water-systems-repeatedly-exceed-federal-standard-for-lead/375129061/

 

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