On Sunday night, CNN aired the seventh Democratic debate in Flint, Mich., which has been grappling with its ongoing lead contaminated water crisis. However, both candidates point to the issue of lead going far beyond just water in Flint.Candidates Sanders and Clinton both called upon the Governor of Michigan to resign and saying that the water contamination was a failure throughout all parts of government.
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in the debate pledged to “remove lead from everywhere” within five years. According to fact-checking done by the Chicago Tribune, the Environmental Protection Agency says that it would cost $384 billion through 2030 “to provide safe drinking water for Americans including removing lead from pipes. About $247.6 billion would be needed to replace or refurbish egging or deteriorating lines.” Not to mention the nearly 24 million homes that are believed to contain lead paint.
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