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217 Today: 3M manufacturing plant causes widespread drinking water contamination along the Mississippi River

Friday, November 18, 2022

Today’s headlines:

  • Local healthcare providers are dealing with a big surge in severe childhood respiratory infections.
  • Urbana High School students are learning remotely again Friday as part of a continued investigation into threats made against the school on Wednesday.
  • Former Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan is still a fundraising force even while facing federal corruption charges.
  • The University of Illinois Pakistani Student Association is encouraging fellow students to donate to relief efforts in Pakistan, where flooding has put nearly one-third of the country underwater.

In today’s deep dive, we’ll learn about the widespread drinking water contamination caused by a 3M manufacturing plant along the Mississippi River.

217 Today is produced by Sydney Wood. Reporting today contributed by Ariceli Gomez-Aldana, Emily Hays, Dave McKinney, Hannah Lonergan and Juanpablo Ramirez-Franco.

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