Lead Testing Continues In New York Schools Until October 31st | WAMC

Lead Testing Continues In New York Schools Until October 31st

Oct 21, 2016

Credit WAMC

Elevated concentrations of lead are being found in school districts across New York. In the Capital Region, traces were recently discovered in Scotia, Bethlehem, Vorheesvillle and others following the latest mandatory testing. Last spring, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a law requiring public school districts to test for lead by October 31st.

Peter Iwanowicz, Executive Director of Environmental Advocates of New York, who helped craft the legislation, talked about the law and ongoing lead testing with WAMC's Southern Adirondack Bureau Chief Lucas Willard.