EPA Testing Newark Kids For Lead After School Water Contamination

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Article courtesy of ANNA WERNER | March 17, 2016 | CBSNews.com | Shared as educational material

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has said that over four years, the drinking water in 431 schools nationwide was found to contain unsafe levels of lead. The EPA also began testing Pre-K students in Newark after lead was found in the water at 30 schools. The Newark school district has now revealed 12 percent of the water samples taken between 2012 and 2015 have also been above the federal limit of 15 parts per billion. Doctors say no level of lead is safe for children. Read more online: http://cbsn.ws/2x8g6Ag

 

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