DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Public Schools says elevated levels of lead or copper have been found in water fixtures at 57 of 86 schools tested so far.
The district announced the latest test results Wednesday. They showed 33 of the 52 schools tested have elevated levels of copper and/or lead. It says it is still awaiting test results for 27 schools.READ MORE: Ford To Send $500 To Households Affected By Flat Rock Assembly Plant Gas Leak
It says students and staff will continue drinking from water coolers.READ MORE: CAIR Alleges Ferndale Police Officers Forced Woman To Remove Hijab Following Arrest
District officials have decided no students at Detroit’s 106 public schools should be subjected to drinking mains water until a solution can be found and the water declared safe. School officials believe old fixtures, not the water source, may be to blame.MORE NEWS: UM Study Shows Healthcare, Service Workers Were Disproportionally Impacted By The COVID-19 Pandemic
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