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Chicago Tribune
Peril in the pipes: Lead and Chicago's water supplyAcross the city, thousands of Chicago residences are hooked up to water mains w
Peril in the pipes: Lead and Chicago's water supply
Chicago Tribune / Posted 6 hours ago
Across the city, thousands of Chicago residences are hooked up to water mains with lead pipes. When street construction work or plumbing repairs disrupt pipes, lead can find its way into the water that flows out of household spigots, posing a... Read more
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WGN TV Chicago
Tribune investigation: City fails to warn Chicagoans about lead risks in tap waterPlease enable Javascript to watch this video CHICAGO -- A front-page Chicago T
Tribune investigation: City fails to warn Chicagoans about lead risks in tap water
WGN TV Chicago / Posted 5 days ago
Please enable Javascript to watch this video CHICAGO -- A front-page Chicago Tribune investigation outlines potential dangers and oversights in the city's water management department. Tribune Reporter Michael Hawthorne looked into the city's aging... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
City fails to warn Chicagoans about lead risks in tap waterMore than two years after federal researchers found high levels of lead in home
City fails to warn Chicagoans about lead risks in tap water
Chicago Tribune / Posted 6 days ago
More than two years after federal researchers found high levels of lead in homes where water mains had been replaced or new meters installed, city officials still do little to caution Chicagoans about potential health risks posed by work that Mayor... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Fire hydrant workA Chicago Department of Water Management crew installs a rebuilt fire hydrant o
Fire hydrant work
Chicago Tribune / Posted 6 days ago
A Chicago Department of Water Management crew installs a rebuilt fire hydrant on a new cast iron water main on 66th Street near South Kedzie Avenue in the Marquette Park neighborhood on Feb. 2, 2016. A Chicago Department of Water Management crew... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
City fails to warn Chicagoans about lead risks in tap waterMore than two years after federal researchers found high levels of lead in home
City fails to warn Chicagoans about lead risks in tap water
Chicago Tribune / Posted 6 days ago
More than two years after federal researchers found high levels of lead in homes where water mains had been replaced or new meters installed, city officials still do little to caution Chicagoans about potential health risks posed by work that Mayor... Read more
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Daily Herald
Lester: Why Elgin won't have water problems like FlintThere are some parallels between Elgin and Flint, Michigan, on the surface. Bot
Lester: Why Elgin won't have water problems like Flint
Daily Herald / Posted 20 days ago
There are some parallels between Elgin and Flint, Michigan, on the surface. Both are older, diverse cities with industrial roots. And both tap into a local river for their drinking water. But in the wake of revelations of toxic lead levels in... Read more

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