Infrastructure bill to aid US tribes with water, plumbing

Tribal leaders say funding is welcome, but it won’t make up for decades of neglect by the U.S. government that treaties and other laws require tribes to provide access to clean water. A list of sanitary deficiencies kept by the Indian Health Service includes more than 1,500 projects, including wells, sewage treatment plants, water tanks and pipelines. Some projects would address uranium or arsenic pollution.

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