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(NEWSER) – Flint, Michigan, isn't the only city in a water crisis—but residents of other US cities just don't know they're in a water crisis, the Guardian reports. According to watchdogs and government documents, water boards in several cities have designed questionable tests that violate EPA regulations and tend to give positive results about lead and copper in drinking water.

"Every major US city east of the Mississippi" is at risk, says an anonymous expert in water regulations. "The logical conclusion is that millions of people’s drinking water is potentially unsafe." Documents obtained by Yanna Lambrinidou, an academic at Virginia Tech, show how water authorities have apparently gamed the tests.

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