Circle of Blue Reporter Brett Walton Interviewed about U.S. Water Infrastructure

Brett Walton was featured on radio program about Flint lead crisis and America’s drinking water

On January 25, Circle of Blue reporter Brett Walton spoke with Minnesota Public Radio about America’s drinking water infrastructure and how the Flint lead contamination crisis comes at a time when the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is updating federal lead regulations.

Compared to roads and bridges, water pipes are not as visible a problem, Walton told host Kerri Miller. “They are not quite a showcase project,” he said. “You can’t slap a plaque on water pipes. And it is the pipes that are in the biggest need. They travel for thousands of miles through a city.”

Walton was joined on the 40-minute program by Robert Glennon, a professor of law and public policy at the University of Arizona.

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