Report: Lead in Water a Pervasive Problem in Ohio Schools

But Melanie Houston, oil and gas director with the Ohio Environmental Council, said the report doesn't acknowledge the state's recent efforts to address the problem. A law signed last year to protect communities from lead contamination included $12 million dollars to help schools replace lead components in their infrastructure.

"There is this great source of funding for schools to do this work,” Houston said. "A lot of this work has been done recently, and the Ohio EPA has been very responsive in addressing issues where there is a lead issue and where lead fixtures - lead plumbing - need to be removed in our schools."

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Thursday, February 16, 2017