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Jackson, Miss. Residents Still Reeling

Tap water may have been turned back on, but more work is needed to bring this city back from the brink. Flooding in August shut down the water supply in Mississippi's capital which has a mostly Black population. This has led to cries of environmental racism. The federal government has launched an investigation and some residents are suing city officials for failing to properly maintain infrastructure. Read more on the growing crisis and the psychological and economic impact it's causing.

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    • Hinds County
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Jackson, Miss. Residents Still Reeling
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    In Jackson, the tap water is back, but the crisis remains
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    In Jackson, the tap water is back, but the crisis remains

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