Lead Found in Dows and Main Schools

The Journal News is reporting this morning that Dows Lane Elementary School and Main Street School had 140 water outlets tested for lead contamination. The results, seven faucets were shut off at Dows Lane and five at Main Street, announced the school district on Monday. Approximately 1,700 students are affected by the findings. Water is no longer running in some bathrooms, classroom and library sinks and a kitchen sink, as well as, gymnasium bathrooms at Main Street because the problem sinks were difficult to take offline. New York is the first state in the nation to pass legislation requiring schools to do lead testing. Irvington, voluntarily began testing a sampling of their sinks before the law was passed and found no sinks above the EPA standard.

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