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Kishia Powell, the City of Jackson’s public-works director, says recent reports of lead contamination in several homes are not indicative of problems in the water system but with how water reacted to with the plumbing in individual homes.

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New City, State Alert: Don’t Drink Jackson Water if You're a Child, Infant or Pregnant Without Taking Precautions

The City and the Mississippi Department of Health today are cautioning small children and pregnant women not to drink the water without taking certain steps to flush any lead present …

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Jackson Has Long Been at High Risk for Lead Poisoning

Thirteen Jackson homes may have had higher-than-actionable levels of lead in their water last summer, but officials are assuring the public that the city is no Flint, Mich.


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