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Lead, bacteria and other contaminants found in Louisiana town's water

Published 6:07 AM ET, Wed November 28, 2018
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Enterprise, Louisiana, resident Jodie Vinson holds a bottle of water from her tap
Virginia Tech Professor Marc Edwards, left, samples Enterprise's water, which was found to have bacteria, lead and other contaminants that exceeded EPA limits.
CNN's Sara Ganim, left, with Vinson, who says she worries her health problems are related to her town's water
Vinson worries her son's health problems are related to contaminated water where they live.
John Tiser, president of the water board in Enterprise, said his family drives 20 miles to another town to do laundry with clear water.
Vinson says repairs, including replacing pipes and faucets, have cost her more than $10,000.