EPA civil rights case targets Mississippi over Jackson water

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The Environmental Protection Agency has launched a civil rights investigation into the water crisis in Jackson Mississippi on Norman hall The EPA says its investigating whether Mississippi state agencies discriminated against the city of Jackson the states majority black capital city by refusing to fund improvements for its failing water system word of the probe came days after two congressional committees said they were starting a joint investigation into a crisis that left most homes and businesses in Jackson without running water for several days in late August and early September NAACP president Derrick Johnson who lives in Jackson called the EPA probe a step in the right direction but governor Tate Reeves a Republican blames the water problems on Jackson's democratic local leaders I Norman hall

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