Mekela Panditharatne

Mekela Panditharatne is an attorney at the Natural Resources Defense Council.

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Lead is a powerful neurotoxin that can damage nearly every organ and system in the human body. (Photo: Joyce Zhu / Flintwaterstudy.org) Views
Tuesday, August 27, 2019
Flint’s Water Crisis Wasn’t Just a Blip. Our Water Standards Need Bold Change.
The public exposé of severe lead contamination in the tap water of Flint, Mich., has prompted national soul-searching, legal battles, some of which are ongoing, and beefed-up state rules governing lead in drinking water. The Environmental Protection Agency is expected to propose an update to the...
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