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Lead Pipe Action Plan – Maxwell Anthropology Professor Weighs In
The Lead Pipe and Paint Action Plan aims to replace the nation’s lead pipes over the next ten years. The plan has more than 15 action items including the launch of a new EPA regulatory process for our water drinking system and the allocation of $3 billion in funding for lead service line replacement. Do these outlined goals go far enough, and are they truly attainable?
Robert Rubinstein is a Distinguished Professor of Anthropology and Professor of International Relations at Syracuse University’s Maxwell School. His research expertise includes medical anthropology and public health. He works within the city of Syracuse to reduce lead poisoning.
Professor Rubinstein says:
“Replacing lead pipes is an important step for addressing lead poisoning. Yet, the focus on replacing lead pipes should not divert us from addressing other environmental sources of lead. Among these are the lead remaining from industrial enterprises, lead in the soil around older, especially inner-city homes, and ensuring that the infrastructure work that will soon begin across the nation mitigates the release and dispersion of lead into the environment, which will involve demolition and other work.”
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