Rural America’s Own Private Flint, via marxmail

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(A tax cut cannot compensate for poisoned water.)

NY Times, Nov. 4, 2018
Rural America’s Own Private Flint: Polluted Water Too Dangerous to Drink
By Jack Healy

ARMENIA, Wis. — The groundwater that once ran cool and clean from taps in this Midwestern farming town is now laced with contaminants and fear. People refuse to drink it. They won’t brush their teeth with it. They dread taking showers.

Rural communities call it their own, private Flint— a diffuse, creeping water crisis tied to industrial farms and slack regulations that for years has tainted thousands of residential wells across the Midwest and beyond.

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