EPA Proposes Rewrite of Rules on Lead Contamination in Water

Critics say the changes appear to give water systems decades more time to replace pipes leaching dangerous amounts of toxic lead.

  • Published 10 October 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration proposed a rewrite of rules for dealing with lead pipes contaminating drinking water, but critics say the changes appear to give water systems decades more time to replace pipes leaching dangerous amounts of toxic lead. Contrary to regulatory rollbacks in many other environmental areas, the administration has called dealing with lead contamination in drinking water a priority. Communities and families in Flint, Michigan, Newark, New Jersey, and elsewhere have… Read at AP News