July 13, 2023

America Is Wrapped in Toxic Lead Cables

by The Journal

In an 18-month investigation, The Wall Street Journal found thousands of lead covered cables across America, some leaching the toxic metal into places where people live, work and play. We travel with the team across the country to test the soil and water around these cables and speak to families living near them. WSJ’s Susan Pulliam and Shalini Ramachandran explain what these high levels of lead in The Journal's sampling could mean for people across the country.

Further Reading:

- America Is Wrapped in Miles of Toxic Lead Cables 

- How the Journal Investigated Hidden Lead Cables Circling the U.S. 

- Bayou Teche Is an Epicenter of America’s Lead Cable Problem 

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