EPA Pushes States To Shed Light On Lead Data

The EPA is also urging utilities to inventory the location of lead service lines

After a year of shocking lead disclosures from Flint, MI, to the halls of Congress, the federal government is pushing for greater transparency around lead in drinking water.

“States have taken steps to address the risk of lead in drinking water after the crisis in Flint, Michigan, but more needs to be done to share key information with the public, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said [in July],” The Associated Press reported.leadconcept

U.S. EPA officials sent out letters to state drinking water regulators urging them to make lead sampling results available to the public in online databases. Some states, including Illinois, already publish this data, according to the report. The EPA says a “substantial number” of states post this information.

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