Photo: Connecticut received a letter grade of “F” in the “Get the Lead Out” report from public policy researchers. (Shutterstock)
Most U.S. states fail to protect school kids from lead five years after the Flint water crisis, a new report shows.
CONNECTICUT — More than half of U.S. states are doing a terrible job keeping dangerous levels of lead out of school drinking supplies, according to a new report. Connecticut received a letter grade of "F" in the "Get the Lead Out" report from public policy researchers, who said most U.S. schools have at least some lead in their water pipes, plumbing and fixtures.
The authors of the report note that, "Given that pre-2014 fixtures contain significant amounts of lead, water contamination in Connecticut schools is as likely as elsewhere."
In a 2016 story, NBC Connecticut reported that "since 2011, 20 Connecticut schools were found to have lead-contaminated water. The number could be higher, but some parents might never know because only the 170 out of 1,100 Connecticut schools that use independent water systems are required by the state to check." A Connecticut Mirror story elaborates that most Connecticut schools are not required to test their schools water.
While Superintendent of Stamford Public Schools Earl Kim said he could not comment specifically on the report, he emphasized that the […]
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Lead-Tainted Water In Schools: Connecticut Gets Failing Grade
Some parents might never know because only 170 out of 1,100 Connecticut schools that use independent water systems are required by the state to check.