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Flint Researchers Discover Contaminated Tap Water In Berwyn, Cicero

A group of independent researchers who helped expose lead contamination in Flint, Mich. found dangerous levels of lead in tap water from Berwyn and Cicero, according to the Chicago Tribune.

The two suburbs rely on treated water from Lake Michigan that can become contaminated as it passes through aging service lines made of lead.

Michael Hawthorne of the Tribune joins the Morning Shift to talk about the lead probe and what it means for residents living in older buildings.

GUEST: Michael Hawthorne, environment and public health reporter at the Chicago Tribune

LEARN MORE: Flint researchers find alarming levels of lead in Cicero, Berwyn tap water, suggesting thousands of older homes at risk (Chicago Tribune 8/10/18)

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