7 Nov 2019

Concerns over lead in Canada's water supplies

From Nine To Noon, 9:30 am on 7 November 2019

A large investigation into Canada's drinking water has raised concerns about lead contamination. Out of 12,000 tests since 2014, a third exceeded the national safety guideline of 5 parts per billion.

The results drew comparisons with the public health crisis in the US city of Flint, where a decision to draw water from older, corrosive pipes exposed up to 100-thousand people to high lead levels.

The investigation was a year-long collaboration by 120 journalists across 10 media outlets and nine universities. Rob Cribb lead the investigation for the Toronto Star and talks to Kathryn about what happens next.

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