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Nation’s Water Systems Repeatedly Exceed Federal Lead Standard

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 …

New Suit Aimed at Replacing Flint’s Lead Pipes

Environmental and civil rights groups are asking a federal judge to order the prompt replacement of all lead pipes in Flint’s water system to ensure residents of the Michigan city have a safe drinking supply. A lawsuit filed Wednesday morning …

Lead Contamination Found in Iowa State Office Building

Testing has identified lead dust contamination on the first two levels of the Wallace State Office Building in Des Moines, which houses 495 state employees. The Des Moines Register reported Saturday that it learned of the contamination through a state …