"Looking for Lead (In All The Wrong Places)"

"Neighborhoods on the [Buffalo's] East and Lower West Sides are 'ground zero' for the worst lead poisoning problems in all of Upstate New York. Lead paint is considered the culprit, but the crisis in Flint, Michigan, has raised questions about the safety of the drinking water in cities like Buffalo.

The testing program used by Buffalo to determine whether drinking water is safe does not target the minority neighborhoods where the lead poisoning problem is concentrated, an analysis by Investigative Post has found.

Instead, the city has focused on predominantly white neighborhoods in North and South Buffalo that report few, if any, lead poisoning cases."

Dan Telvock reports for the [Buffalo] Investigative Post August 22, 2016.

Source: Investigative Post, 08/24/2016