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'What's in the Water?' FOX 17 News Investigates Nashville violating clean water act

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Nashville is breaking the law and putting your health at risk by violating "The Clean Water Act."

A FOX 17 News Investigation reveals the extent of a long-standing problem in our city: Raw sewage overflowing into neighborhoods, backyards, streets, and waterways during heavy rainfall events.

The Environmental Protection Agency sued Nashville, and in 2009 it demanded the city draft a corrective action plan to address the problem.

Now, 14 years later, Nashville still isn’t in compliance with "The Clean Water Act." It only has more violations than it started with.

FOX 17 News' Meagan O’Halloran sits down with Metro Water to ask why the city can’t seem to be able to fix this public health concern.

The latest annual report shows the state gave Metro a “perfect score” when it comes to the quality of our local drinking water—but the scope of the required testing does not cover what’s called “Emerging Contaminants of Concern”.

More specifically, The 3P’s—PFA’S, plastics, and pharmaceuticals. FOX 17’s Meagan O’Halloran uncovered what’s being left out of that report.

To view the full investigation, watch the videos attached.

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