Schools Fail Lead Tests While Many States Don’t Require Testing At All

"WASHINGTON, D.C. – When Ceon Dubose Palmore got thirsty at school, an administrator had to escort the 15-year-old past trash-bag-covered fountains to a faucet two floors down.

Like many schools across the country, her Washington, D.C. middle school discovered lead in its drinking water, making most fountains unsafe to drink. It took months to install filters sporadically around the school.

Ceon rarely asked to get a drink from the working fountains since teachers didn’t want kids disrupting class time."

News21 Staff, Elissa Nuñez, and Amy Molloy report for the Center for Public Integrity August 15, 2017.

Source: Center for Public Integrity, 09/04/2017