News in Brief

Lead Levels Force Shutdown of Newark Water Fountains

Article Tools
  • PrintPrinter-Friendly
  • EmailEmail Article
  • ReprintReprints
  • CommentsComments

School leaders in the Newark, N.J., district ordered water fountains at 30 schools to be turned off after tests found elevated levels of lead in some water samples, state environmental officials said last week.

Of approximately 300 samples taken in the 30 buildings during annual testing, 59 showed levels above federal guidelines.

While the ongoing crisis over lead-contaminated drinking water in Flint, Mich., has dominated the national consciousness, lead contamination is a problem in many communities.

Vol. 35, Issue 24, Page 5

Published in Print: March 16, 2016, as Lead Levels Force Shutdown of Newark Water Fountains
Related Stories
Notice: We recently upgraded our comments. (Learn more here.) If you are logged in as a subscriber or registered user and already have a Display Name on, you can post comments. If you do not already have a Display Name, please create one here.
Ground Rules for Posting
We encourage lively debate, but please be respectful of others. Profanity and personal attacks are prohibited. By commenting, you are agreeing to abide by our user agreement.
All comments are public.

Back to Top Back to Top

Most Popular Stories