30 Schools In Newark, N.J., Have Elevated Lead Levels In Their Water, Mayor Says

(March 10, 2016, 2:01 PM EST) -- NEWARK, N.J. — The mayor of Newark on March 9 issued an open letter on the city’s website telling residents that “nearly half of the schools” in the city have elevated levels of lead in the water used for water fountains and sinks.

However, Mayor Ras Baraka said that testing reveals that the water supply to homes and businesses throughout the city is “totally safe.” The problem, he said, exists within 30 schools in the Newark Public School District. The School District has taken action to...
To view the full article, register now.