Rosa Clemente on Puerto Ricans Drinking Toxic Water & San Juan Mayor’s Message to the Diaspora
<a href="http://www.democracynow.org/2017/10/18/rosa_clemente_on_puerto_ricans_drinking"><img alt="_s3_pr-report-back-clemente" src="https://www.democracynow.org/images/story/51/39051/w320/_S3_PR-Report-back-Clemente.jpg" style="float:right; padding-left:5px;" /></a>In Puerto Rico, residents desperate for drinking water have begun pumping water from the Dorado Groundwater Contamination Site—a hazardous waste Superfund site. The <span class="caps">EPA</span> warns the water contains chemicals that cause liver damage and an increased risk of cancer. We speak with Rosa Clemente, just back from Puerto Rico, where she joined other independent journalists in documenting conditions for a project called PR on the Map, including at the Dorado site. She also interviewed San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz about her message for the Puerto Rican diaspora.
Syndicated from Democracy Now! which can be read here.