NY schools now required to test for lead in the drinking water

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Schools in New York will be testing for lead in the drinking water.

Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the landmark legislation yesterday, after nearly 100 schools in the state recently tested positive for the dangerous chemical.

The new legislation also requires school districts to test for lead contamination by October 31st and to implement a lead remediation plan where necessary.

In addition, schools will be required to collect lead samples every five years.

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