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Reuters finds lead levels higher than Flint’s in thousands of locales

A Reuters examination of lead testing results across the country found almost 3,000 areas with poisoning rates far higher than in the tainted Michigan city. Yet many of these lead hotspots are receiving little attention or funding.ST. JOSEPH, Missouri – On a sunny November afternoon in this historic city, birthplace of the Pony Express and death spot of Jesse James, Lauranda Mignery watched her son Kadin, 2, dig in their front yard. As he played, she scolded him for putting his fingers in his mouth.

Source: Reuters finds lead levels higher than Flint’s in thousands of locales

Is anyone surprised?

Use http://www.homefacts.com to find out about hazards in your area.  Enter your zip code then scroll down and select Environmental Hazards. Try not to be too shocked when you see what is all around you and how particularly bad it feels when you read:

_____________________ is currently registered as an Active superfund site by the EPA. However, it is not on the NPL (National Priorities List), which means the EPA does not consider it one of the nation’s most hazardous waste sites.

Translation: There are no funds to fix and if the land owner isn’t fixing well – you all are stuck with it.

And with Trump’s team – that situation will only get worse.

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