Mar 2, 2016
Several schools across the United States have found evidence of higher-than-acceptable levels of lead in their drinking water. This comes in the wake of the crisis in Flint, Michigan, whose high levels of lead in water lead to a state of emergency.
Any facilities with aging water infrastructure are vulnerable to lead contamination, and school buildings are no exception.
The school district for Ithaca, New York shut down all drinking water sources last week after learning that water from 10 schools had last been sampled for lead contamination in 2005.
US Senator Chuck Schumer (D-New York) has since called on both the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Congress to help address the presence of lead in the schools’ water.
“I am calling on the federal EPA to step up to the plate and get all hands on deck to help the community test this water… and…
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