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Michigan officials are finally doing something about a city's toxic drinking water

1 month ago   |   By Grist

After years of residents in Benton Harbor, Michigan knowingly drinking lead-contaminated water, officials are finally doing something about it.
Following a petition filed to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in September by 20 environmental and advocacy groups, state and city officials have announced a series of actions to address Benton Harbor's drinking water crisis.
First, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer appropriated $10 million in the state's 2022 budget for replacing Benton Harbor's lead drinking water pipelines. She then issued an executive directive that included mandating...
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