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'Not a problem you can run away from': Communities confront the threat of unregulated chemicals in their drinking water

Jan 02, 2019 - Washington Post Blogs

PARCHMENT, Mich. - The day this small town told its residents to stop drinking the water, life on Glendale Boulevard turned from quiet to alarming.

One couple decided to immediately put their house up for sale. Another fretted over their young son and the baby who would soon arrive. And up the street, one mom felt a rising indignation that would turn her into an activist to ban chemicals contaminating her family's drinking water -- and that of millions of other Americans.

That late...