Biden to propose infrastructure plan to create jobs and combat climate change – live

Posted by on March 31, 2021 9:41 am
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2.41pm BST

Speaking of clean water, Ryan Felton and Lisa Gill of Consumer Reports and Lewis Kendall for the Guardian have this investigation of tap water in America:

In Connecticut, a condo had lead in its drinking water at levels more than double what the federal government deems acceptable. At a church in North Carolina, the water was contaminated with extremely high levels of potentially toxic PFAS chemicals ( a group of compounds found in hundreds of household products). The water flowing into a Texas home had both – and concerning amounts of arsenic too.

Related: We sampled tap water across the US – and found arsenic, lead and toxic chemicals

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As part of his infrastructure plan, Joe Biden is pledging to ensure that every American has access to clean water.

“Every single American has a right to clean drinking water,” the president said in a tweet this morning. “It’s just plain wrong that in the United States of America today, millions of children still receive their water through lead service pipes. It’s long past time we fix that.”

Every single American has a right to clean drinking water. It’s just plain wrong that in the United States of America today, millions of children still receive their water through lead service pipes. It’s long past time we fix that. pic.twitter.com/l6UpUOkErr

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