Clarkstown schools find above acceptable levels of lead

Sixteen water fountains and 88 sinks were labeled "off-limits" by Clarkstown School District Friday after lead testing found above acceptable levels in all 13 schools.

The highest level of lead was found at the Felix Festa Middle School. The next-highest was found at Clarkstown North High School.

The highest level of lead was found at the Felix Festa Middle School. The next-highest was found at Clarkstown North High School. (5/20/16)

CLARKSTOWN - Sixteen water fountains and 88 sinks were labeled "off-limits" by Clarkstown School District Friday after lead testing found above acceptable levels in all 13 schools.

The highest level of lead was found at the Felix Festa Middle School. The next-highest was found at Clarkstown North High School.

Rockland County Executive Ed Day says he wants testing for lead to be done in all of the buildings owned by the county.

"We know that there are pockets of problems. It's incumbent upon us to identify those problems where we can, and take the action necessary to remediate it," says Day.

Day is urging all of Rockland County's school districts to follow Clarkstown's lead, and have their water tested.

 

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