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Benton Harbor’s water has had excess lead for years. Residents are only now receiving help


Residents in Michigan’s Benton Harbor — a predominantly Black city — have been advised to only use bottled water, for things like cooking and bathing, due to lead contamination. The warning comes just a few years after Flint’s water crisis was discovered. But this is not a new discovery. Benton Harbor has detected elevated levels of lead in its water supply for years. John Yang reports.

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