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Durbin & Duckworth Seek EPA Review of Lead Rule and Urge Notification of Residents About Risks

Washington, DC--(ENEWSPF)--February 11, 2016.  U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) and U.S. Representative Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) asked the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to review the effectiveness of a regulation that controls lead and copper in water and establish a limit for lead in drinking water that is consistent with its health risks.  Durbin and Duckworth also urged the EPA to work with state and local officials to notify the public immediate when lead contamination has been found.

“This is troubling as almost 80 percent of Chicago homes are connected to lead-containing pipelines and public . . .

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