New calls for Newark mayor to resign amid water crisis

Hundreds of residents were forced to wait in summer heat to pick up cases of bottled water after the EPA found a corrosion control issue at one of the city's water treatment plants.
1:27 | 08/15/19

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Transcript for New calls for Newark mayor to resign amid water crisis
Now to the water crisis in New Jersey's largest city. There are increased calls this morning for the mayor of Newark to step down. As the city struggles to get even bottled water to its residents. Whit Johnson is in Newark with the latest. Good morning, whit. Reporter: Robin, good morning to you. Outrage and frustration here in Newark, sparked by growing fears of lead contamination of tens of thousands of residents told not to drink water from the tap. Many lining up to pick up cases of bottled water. Many wondering if Newark may be the new Flint, Michigan where residents are exposed to dangerous lead levels in their water. Now they're calling for the city's mayor to step down. The crisis has been brewing for nearly three years now, coming the a led last week when the EPA found elevated levels of lead in two homes that were using special filters intended to clean the water, blaming a corrosion control issue at one of the city's water treatment plants, but adding insults to injury, they had to stop giving out the bottles of water yesterday after many of them were found to be passed their best by dates. Officials will be out here at this rec center and other locations across the city handing out bottled water once This one not past its due think about the folks in Flint, Michigan who have been going through this for many years. And still. Still going on. Hope they get answers soon.

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