Hundreds of water fixtures in Ohio schools found with lead - Cincinnati News, Weather, Sports from FOX19 NOW-WXIX

Hundreds of water fixtures in Ohio schools found with lead

(Source: Pixabay) (Source: Pixabay)

By JOHN SEEWER
Associated Press

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) - Tests on drinking fountains and faucets in Ohio's older schools over the past year and a half have found that about 10 percent had elevated levels of lead in the water.

State records show about half of the fixtures have been replaced while schools say the others are no longer being used.

The testing was done after Ohio passed a law in 2016 that included grants for the work following the lead-tainted water crisis in Flint, Michigan.

Data from Ohio shows that more than 14,000 fixtures in schools have been checked and just over 1,400 had lead levels above the federal limit.

But testing is voluntary so many schools still haven't been checked.

New York, New Jersey and Illinois are among the few states requiring testing of school water fixtures.

Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • Trending StoriesTrending StoriesMore>>

  • Police say teen who searched for missing pal was his killer

    Police say teen who searched for missing pal was his killer

    Thursday, April 19 2018 4:56 PM EDT2018-04-19 20:56:14 GMT
    Friday, April 20 2018 3:01 AM EDT2018-04-20 07:01:15 GMT
    (AP Photo/Mike Balsamo). Los Angeles County sheriff's Lt. John Corina, left, speaks next to Deputy Joana Warren outside of the sheriff's homicide bureau office in Monterey Park, Calif., Thursday, April 19, 2018. Los Angeles County sheriff's investigato...(AP Photo/Mike Balsamo). Los Angeles County sheriff's Lt. John Corina, left, speaks next to Deputy Joana Warren outside of the sheriff's homicide bureau office in Monterey Park, Calif., Thursday, April 19, 2018. Los Angeles County sheriff's investigato...
    Los Angeles County sheriff's investigators say a 16-year-old who was part of a search party looking for a missing high school sports star led the group to discover the boy's body but investigators suspect he was...Full Story >
    Los Angeles County sheriff's investigators say a 16-year-old who was part of a search party looking for a missing high school sports star led the group to discover the boy's body but investigators suspect he was the person who fatally stabbed him.Full Story >
Powered by Frankly