Report: Lax Oversight On Water Testing For Lead

Jun 12, 2017

Lead was banned from plumbing decades ago, but as the crisis in Flint, Michigan shows, lead contamination lasts a long time. A new investigation into Georgia’s water systems finds they are not immune from lead contamination. We talked about the story with reporters Andy Miller of Georgia Health News and Brenda Goodman of WebMD. They reviewed lead testing records for water systems serving thousands of people, and they found poor record keeping and failure to follow a federal law.