The District’s latest public health controversy is fast becoming a political issue. Several weeks after a study revealed the impact of lead-tainted water on young children, the Council held a hearing yesterday to explore whether tap water is safe to drink– and whether officials deliberately misled the public about scientific findings. Join Kojo as we look at the latest twist in a political and public health controversy.


  • Mary Cheh Member, D.C. Council (D-Ward 3); Chair, Committee on Government Operations and the Environment
  • Jim Graham D.C. Councilmember (D-Ward 1); Chairman, Committee on Public Works and Transportation

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