I read an article on sciencenews.org that discussed a study conducted by Marc Edwards from Virginia Tech that showed negative consequences of lead in drinking water in Washington D.C. from 2001 to 2004. The lead was introduced into the plumbing by a process called chlormination, which was supposed to clean the water. The lead was accidentally reallised and remained in sewer pipes to this day. Edwards showed that children from D.C. showed many negative health affects. I found this article to be shocking; if it was known that there was seriously unsafe levels of lead in the drinking water one would think that the region’s government would do more to remediate this problem. It appears that the government just let the problem go until all the lead was washed out of the system and into peoples homes.