33 min

Poison Pipes In Deep

    • Earth Sciences

Clean water can get contaminated on its way to your faucet. In America, more than 9 million lead service lines connect city water to individual homes (and apartments), leaving millions of people vulnerable to potentially harmful doses of lead. Retired EPA scientist — and Flint whistleblower — Miguel Del Toral shows us lead pipes unearthed from his property in Chicago's Pilsen neighborhood and explains why they're no longer considered safe. And we talk to a Milwaukee father, who stumbled upon this lesson with his young son.

→ Read APM Reports’ investigation → Read Del Toral’s memorandum on Flint



Guests:


Miguel Del Toral, EPA scientist (retired)

Rick Rabin, Massachusetts Coalition for Occupational Safety and Health

Tory Lowe, Milwaukee activist (and father of four)

Karen Baehler, scholar-in-residence at American University School of Public Affairs




Photo: Lauren Rosenthal | APM Reports

Clean water can get contaminated on its way to your faucet. In America, more than 9 million lead service lines connect city water to individual homes (and apartments), leaving millions of people vulnerable to potentially harmful doses of lead. Retired EPA scientist — and Flint whistleblower — Miguel Del Toral shows us lead pipes unearthed from his property in Chicago's Pilsen neighborhood and explains why they're no longer considered safe. And we talk to a Milwaukee father, who stumbled upon this lesson with his young son.

→ Read APM Reports’ investigation → Read Del Toral’s memorandum on Flint



Guests:


Miguel Del Toral, EPA scientist (retired)

Rick Rabin, Massachusetts Coalition for Occupational Safety and Health

Tory Lowe, Milwaukee activist (and father of four)

Karen Baehler, scholar-in-residence at American University School of Public Affairs




Photo: Lauren Rosenthal | APM Reports

33 min

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