Groups press Biden EPA to take emergency action amid Jackson's ongoing water crisis

August 25, 2023
Common Dreams

...As the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR), a coalition member, explained:

"In August 2022, flooding shut down Jackson's main water treatment plant, leaving thousands without safe drinking water. For the 160,000 residents of this 83% African-American city, this was only one episode in a multigenerational environmental injustice that has included lead contamination, hundreds of "boil water notices" due to the risk of the presence of disease-causing pathogens, and three complete shutoffs. A lack of trust in the system led most residents to stop drinking the water years ago." ...

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