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Lead Levels in Water High in 60 Cleveland Schools

By The Associated Press — November 29, 2016 1 min read

Tests conducted this past summer show high lead levels in the water at 60 Cleveland schools.

The district announced this month that it will begin replacing 582 drinking fountains, faucets, and other water fixtures that showed lead levels higher than federal limits. That includes removing and replacing 79 drinking fountains and 40 faucets in common areas such as kitchens and teachers’ lounges.

District officials say that children haven’t been exposed to the water this school year because water stations were placed in the buildings while testing was ongoing. The district decided to test the water for lead after the water crisis in Flint, Mich.

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