If you haven't been living under a rock
What most people may not realize is many Native American communities have compromised water supplies. Tainted water supplies are not limited to
To put the water problem in perspective the acceptable level of lead in water is 15 parts per billion. In Sebring, OH the lead in the water supply was 21 parts per billion. For those unfamiliar with the hazardous side effects of lead it has a host of ill effects. Lead poisoning can cause developmental delay, learning problems, and a severe decline in mental functioning.
For the western U.S tribes water contamination has unfortunately become a way of life. The Navajo Native American communities have been dealing with contaminated drinking water since the early 1950's. This was largely due to uranium mining and coal mining. To add to the issue there are currently over 15,000 toxic abandoned uranium mines throughout the US. A large portion of these mines
While Government officials have been forced to act in the Flint, Michigan situation there has been a grotesque disregard for Native American water supplies. As a result, the contamination of water in Native American water supplies continues on with little opposition.