New Jersey puts results of school lead tests in one place

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DUSTIN RACIOPPI / APP.COM – Parents no longer need to navigate the depths of the internet to find out if their child’s school has, or had, high levels of lead in the water.

The state on Thursday launched a centralized database of lead test results for schools, which Gov. Phil Murphy promised last month to do at the urging of U.S. Rep. Josh Gottheimer, D-Bergen.

“New Jersey’s aging water infrastructure has sparked a statewide conversation on the best way forward to protect residents from the dangers of lead exposure,” Murphy said in a statement. “By mobilizing the state’s resources to modernize reporting mechanisms and increase public transparency, we are fulfilling our commitment to ensure New Jersey’s children and educators have access to clean, safe drinking water in our schools,” he added …

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