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83 Percent of City Schools Found With Too Much Lead in Water, Data Shows 

(DNAINFO)  Amy Zimmer | May 5, 2017 — Roughly 83 percent of 1,544 school buildings across the city had elevated lead levels in their water in the past six months, according an analysis of Department of Education data released Friday.

There were 1,281 school buildings across the five boroughs where city inspectors found at least one sample of water with more than 15 parts per billion (ppb) lead levels, which is the federal action threshold. That number — found under more stringent testing ordered in September by Gov. Andrew Cuomo following concerns about tainted water elsewhere across the nation — was dramatically higher than the 509 buildings the city reported had elevated lead levels last year.

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