Friday, March 18, 2016

Get the Lead Out

Oh Look, Another Democrat Stronghold Has Excess Lead in the Water
Don’t worry, though, Democrat golden boy and former Newark Mayor Cory Booker won’t be held responsible. The blame will eventually go to Trump’s new BFF, Fat Judas.
Lead levels have been elevated in Newark schools since at least 2012, officials announced Wednesday. The announcement comes after the revelation earlier this month that water in 30 of the district’s schools tested as high as 35 times above the federal action limit for lead.
Out of 2,067 water quality samples collected from taps at Newark school buildings between 2012 and 2015, about 12 percent reported being above the Environmental Protection Agency’s “action level” of 15 parts per billion, the district announced. About 10 percent of the taps tested in 2015 showed elevated levels, officials said.
Though officials said they will not release the specific levels for the past three school years until Thursday morning, those “results are generally consistent with this last round of testing,” which recorded levels ranging from 16 to 558 ppb, the school said.
In response to allegations by the Newark teachers union last week that the district knew about the lead levels for more than 10 years, the district said it is in the process of obtaining testing results dating back to 2004.
“Documentary evidence suggests that schools have been tested and remedial actions undertaken” since 2004, it said.
Over the past several weeks, the teachers union has released internal memos and dated photos suggesting that the district knew about elevated lead levels, and that remediation filters were not being properly maintained.
I'm sure the lead results from all New Jersey's schools bypass all the local democrat governments, and are sent straight to the governors desk for review and action, as democrats never claim responsibility for the bad things that happen on their watches.

Found at Wombat-socho's "In The Mailbox: 03.17.16."

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