PBS NewsHour

Benton Harbor residents struggle with lead contamination

Clip: 10/14/2021 | 6m 38s | Video has closed captioning.

Residents in Michigan's Benton Harbor — a predominantly Black city — have been advised to only use bottled water for things like cooking and bathing due to lead contamination. The warning comes just a few years after Flint’s water crisis was discovered. But this is not a new discovery. Benton Harbor has detected elevated levels of lead in its water supply for years. John Yang reports.

Aired: 10/14/21

Rating: NR

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