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Mar 14, 2016 | Ayana Jones, Tribune Staff Writer, The Philadelphia Tribune

Congressman wants evaluation of local water supply

U.S. Rep. Bob Brady is calling for a thorough evaluation of the Philadelphia’s water system in the wake of the lead poisoning disaster in Flint, Mich. Brady sent a letter this past week to Philadelphia Water Commissioner Debra McCarty, requesting the Water Department evaluate the city’s water system and public schools water system. “As you know, the effects of lead exposure are long-lasting and cannot be reversed,” Brady said in the letter. “As children are the most susceptible to lead poisoning, it is absolutely necessary that we increase lead surveillance programs in many of our...