EPA Issues New Rule To Tackle Lead In Drinking Water Today

"Partially inspired by the Flint, Michigan, water crisis, the Environmental Protection Agency announced a new rule to reduce exposure to lead from drinking water around the country on Thursday.

"The action that we're taking tomorrow is targeting probably the largest source of lead in people's lives today -- and particularly children -- and that's in the drinking water system," EPA chief Andrew Wheeler told ABC News in an exclusive interview Wednesday.

Wheeler said the new rule will help remove the most corrosive pipes with the highest risk of releasing lead first."

Stephanie Ebbs reports for ABC News October 10, 2019.


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Source: ABC News, 10/10/2019