Low-income and minority communities more likely to be exposed to contaminated well water, study finds

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“One in four households in North Carolina rely on private wells for drinking water and most haven’t been tested for contaminants. However, a recent University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill study found dozens of dangerous contaminants, including toxic metals such as lead and hexavalent chromium, in the majority of wells tested in Robeson, Northampton, Chatham and New Hanover counties.”

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