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Water crisis in Jackson, Mississippi highlights ‘dire state’ of city’s infrastructure


Much of Mississippi’s largest city is beginning its fourth week without safe drinking water coming out of faucets. Jackson residents, about 80 percent of whom are Black, remain under a system-wide order to boil water, and some don’t have any running water at all. Since a mid-February storm, the city has had about 80 water main breaks. Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba joins John Yang to discuss.

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