- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 30, 2016

SALEM, Ore. (AP) - Salem-Keizer School District officials say eight more buildings have been found to have high levels of lead in at least one water source, including the central kitchen where food is prepared for all district schools.

The Statesman Journal reports (https://stjr.nl/2bSgLdn ) that district spokesman Jay Remy says about half the testing results have been received. As of Monday, high lead levels had been detected in 22 of the 42 schools and district buildings where testing has been completed.

Remy says the district may begin providing bottled water at schools that are still waiting on their results by next week.

The district has shut off water to all sinks and fountains where high lead levels have been found and is working to determine the source of the problem.


Information from: Statesman Journal, https://www.statesmanjournal.com

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