In this 2012 news story former Texas reporter Charlotte Huffman now with WNCN News 17 in Raleigh, NC filed a shocking report of  the state of North Carolina allowing NC residents to continue to drink  water known to have been contaminated with toxic chemicals for more than six years.
WAKE FOREST, N.C. — A Wake Forest community is in an uproar after learning the state of North Carolina knew a resident’s water had been contaminated with toxic chemicals and failed to alert other residents for more than six years.

“It makes me feel horrible,” homeowner Michele Hamilton said of unknowingly giving the toxic water to her kids. “They’re the most important things to me.”

The EPA called families in the community this past summer, saying their water is contaminated with a cancer-causing chemical called trichloroethylene, or TCE, and to not drink, bathe or cook with the water.

By Charlotte Huffman
WNCN/News-17

See the full report Here:

http://openchannel.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/10/28/14728166-nc-neighbors-aghast-to-learn-drinking-water-contaminated-for-years?chromedomain=usnews