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High Copper, Lead Levels Found in 19 Detroit Schools

By The Associated Press — April 26, 2016 1 min read
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Detroit’s hard-pressed school system has found elevated levels of lead and copper in nearly a third of its elementary schools.

School officials discovered that even though the municipal water complies with federal standards, elevated levels of lead and some of copper were found in the drinking-water fountains or kitchens at 19 of the 62 schools tested so far.

The rest of the district’s 93 buildings, where middle and high schoolers are taught, were to be screened over the next two weeks.

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A version of this article appeared in the April 27, 2016 edition of Education Week as High Copper, Lead Levels Found in 19 Detroit Schools

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