A Document Presented to the World Socialist Web Site:

A document presented to the World Socialist Web Site explains how this happened. WSWS writer, Carlos Delgado, reports on the work of Dr. Marc Edwards, the Charles P. Lunsford Professor of Environmental and Water Resources Engineering at Virginia Tech University, saying that:

'23 different practices known or believed to have been utilized by DC WASA for several years to deliberately conceal the high levels of lead in the water supply. These methods have not been limited to Washington, DC. Pre-flushing was used in Flint with the approval of the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), and the removal of aerators has been implicated in a case of childhood lead poisoning in Durham, North Carolina.

According to a source recently quoted in the Guardian, these and other methods are in such widespread use that they occur in “every major US city east of the Mississippi.”'

Follow the discussion between Dr. Edwards and the World Socialist Web Site.

Methinks the EPA merits a well-deserved slap-down.