Schumer Calls on EPA to Investigate Water in Ithaca Schools

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Article courtesy of  | Feb 28, 2016 | THE CORNELL DAILY SUN | Shared as educational material

“Lead poisoning is an irreversible, preventable tragedy that robs many families and children of their future,” Senator Chuck Schumer from New York said. Lead hurts children more than adults because it harms their developing nerves and brains. After complaints and safety concerns in Ithaca’s public schools, Senator Schumer called on both the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for its expertise and Congress to pass legislation to assist in evaluating and addressing lead in the school district’s water supply. Senator Schumer released a two-pronged plan to encourage businesses to eradicate lead object and to purify contaminated water. Ithaca superintendent Luvelle Brown supported governmental invention at the state and federal level. Read more here: http://cornellsun.com/2016/02/28/schumer-calls-on-epa-to-investigate-water-in-ithaca-schools/

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