A battle is brewing between Milwaukee and paint industry over lead poisoning of Milwaukee children

From the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, May 9, 2018.

A battle is brewing between the city and the paint industry over what is causing lead poisoning among Milwaukee’s children.

Attorneys for Sherwin-Williams are now demanding city officials turn over some 28 years of records related to possible sources of lead exposure.

The subpoenas were filed late last month, not long after Mayor Tom Barrett and an attorney for nearly 170 lead-poisoned Milwaukee children accused the paint industry of trying to shift the blame to contaminated water. They accused paint companies, and specifically Sherwin-Williams, of trying to create a political firestorm over the city’s lead pipes to avoid tens of millions of dollars in settlements or court judgments.

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