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Tests show some high lead levels in Flint schools

Michigan Radio

New tests show leadis still a concern in the water in Flint schools.

Two-thirds of the more than 700 recent water samples taken at Flint’s 13 school buildings came back with no detectable levels of lead. But about 3% of the samples tested at or above the federal action level of 15 parts per billion. The highest spikes were recorded at Doyle Ryder Elementary.

Flint Mayor Karen Weaver says she’s encouraged by the overall test results, but she says the testing shows there is “still more work that needs to be done.”

“We want residents to be involved, and be part of the process as we work to resolve this issue,” Weaver says. “We should all be doing what we can to make sure our children are safe.”      

Flint schools are still receiving bottled water donations, though that is only set to continue through June.

Steve Carmody has been a reporter for Michigan Public since 2005. Steve previously worked at public radio and television stations in Florida, Oklahoma and Kentucky, and also has extensive experience in commercial broadcasting.
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