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SC Lede: Tainted Water — South Carolina's $2 Billion Water Problem

Gavin Jackson (l) speaks with Sammy Fretwell in the South Carolina Public Radio studios on Thursday, August 8, 2019.
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On this episode of the South Carolina Lede, host Gavin Jackson is joined by The State's Sammy Fretwell to discuss his recent series "Tainted Water" highlighting South Carolina's water problems. Water systems across the state, mainly in small, rural towns, need nearly $2 billion in repairs, according to an estimate by the American Society of Civil Engineers. As a result, many of them have repeatedly violated drinking water laws and failed inspections.

You can read The State's "Tainted Water" series on their website here.

Then, South Carolina Public Radio's Russ McKinney stops by to quiz Gavin about South Carolina history in this week's Did You Know segment.

Plus, the week's top news, campaign trail updates, and more!

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Gavin Jackson graduated with a visual journalism degree from Kent State University in 2008 and has been in the news industry ever since. He has worked at newspapers in Ohio, Louisiana and most recently in South Carolina at the Florence Morning News and Charleston Post and Courier.