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Water Tests Find High Levels Of Lead, Copper In Hundreds Of Massachusetts Schools

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WAMC

        Water testing at about 800 public school buildings throughout Massachusetts found a majority of the schools had at least one sample with unsafe levels of lead or copper.

          The state-funded voluntary testing program began last year.  The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection reported the results Tuesday.  

          WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke this morning with DEP Commissioner Martin Suuberg.

          The DEP's report summarizing the results of the testing program is available here: http://www.mass.gov/eea/agencies/massdep/water/drinking/testing-assistance-for-lead-in-school-drinking-water.html

The record-setting tenure of Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno. The 2011 tornado and its recovery that remade the largest city in Western Massachusetts. The fallout from the deadly COVID outbreak at the Holyoke Soldiers Home. Those are just a few of the thousands and thousands of stories WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill has covered for WAMC in his nearly 17 years with the station.
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