Weak Drinking Water Laws Blamed in D.C. Lead Scare News of dangerous levels of lead in Washington D.C.'s drinking water sparks an outcry from the community -- especially because city water officials knew about the problem and did little to warn the public. In the first of two reports, NPR's Daniel Zwerdling explains that weak federal laws regulating drinking water are to blame.
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Weak Drinking Water Laws Blamed in D.C. Lead Scare

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Weak Drinking Water Laws Blamed in D.C. Lead Scare

Weak Drinking Water Laws Blamed in D.C. Lead Scare

Weak Drinking Water Laws Blamed in D.C. Lead Scare

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News of dangerous levels of lead in Washington D.C.'s drinking water sparks an outcry from the community — especially because city water officials knew about the problem and did little to warn the public. In the first of two reports, NPR's Daniel Zwerdling explains that weak federal laws regulating drinking water are to blame.

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