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Drop in the bucket: US infrastructure plan may fall short on water

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New York (AFP) – Out of sight, out of mind: Problems with decades-old pipes and sewers across American cities and towns are largely hidden and tend to be neglected for years before exploding into public crisis. Last month, the Clarksburg Water Board in West Virginia announced that children from three homes were diagnosed with high lead levels, prompting the municipal authority to immediately replace pipes and launch a testing program throughout the system. “I don’t think they know the magnitude of the problem,” said James Griffin of the West Virginia Black Heritage Festival, who organized a co…

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