Trump’s EPA Lets Lead Pipes Stick Around an Extra 20 Years

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The EPA’s guidelines don’t require notification of lead found in water until it reaches 15 ppb (parts per billion). That’s 3 times 5ppb which is when lead in water can cause developmental and behavioral issues in children.

If utilities discover 10 – 15 ppb in their pipes, they will have to replace it. Under the old rule, utilities had 13 years… now, they have 33 years.

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If tests show between 10 and 15 parts per billion, the utility will be required to work with the state to come up with a plan to replace the service lines. However, the new rule will give utilities roughly 33 years – about 20 more years that previously allowed – to fully replace service lines that repeatedly test above the action level.
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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there’s no safe level of lead in children’s blood and says that amounts as low as 5 parts per billion require medical intervention. Exposure to lead can cause developmental delays and learning difficulties in children, as well as symptoms including weight loss, irritability or even seizures.
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