Newly indicted over its botched response to lead-poisoning risks, the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority reached a $50 million settlement Thursday that includes water-line replacements and filters for low-income residents.

The Natural Resources Defense Council has flagged Pittsburgh’s lead levels as high since at least 2016, but even low levels of lead have been shown to cause serious and permanent nervous system damage — particularly in pregnant women and small children. The NRDC estimates that Pittsburgh’s is the second-largest water system in the country well over the action level for lead set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

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