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  • How a Private Water Company Brought Lead to Pittsburgh’s Taps

    How a Private Water Company Brought Lead to Pittsburgh’s Taps

    • March 14, 2017

    For-profit water corporations see America’s crumbling infrastructure as a business opportunity. Either they buy struggling water systems or market their services to cities like Pittsburgh that need the help.

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  • Flint’s Water Disaster: A Lead-Pipe Cinch

    Flint’s Water Disaster: A Lead-Pipe Cinch

    • February 3, 2016

    For southwest Flint resident Qiana Dawson, it started when she was combing her 2-year-old daughter Rylan’s hair. Dawson was gently spraying water on the child’s head to ease the task, when Rylan started crying, as if she were in pain. She took her to a dermatologist. And that was when her family discovered the problem

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  • French Water Company’s Dirty Role in Flint

    French Water Company’s Dirty Role in Flint

    • February 1, 2016

    By now, many are familiar with the tragic details of the water crisis in Flint, Michigan. But a key chapter in the story is being overlooked. In February 2015, almost a full year before the news of widespread lead poisoning gained headlines, the world’s largest private water corporation, Veolia, deemed Flint’s water safe. It was hired by

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