Jackson water crisis exposes impact of aging infrastructure

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Jackson, Mississippi's boil water notice was lifted Thursday, nearly seven weeks after a failure at the city's main water treatment plant left residents without access to clean running water. But many residents say problems with Jackson's water system have persisted for years. Lt. Gen. Russel Honoré, who led military relief efforts after Hurricane Katrina, joins Geoff Bennett to discuss.

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