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Miner Elementary School to Hold Lead Testing Forum Next Week

by Tim Regan — May 17, 2016 at 4:30 pm 0

Miner Elementary School (Photo via DCPS)City officials will meet with parents next week to discuss testing for lead in Miner Elementary School’s (601 15th St. NE) water.

D.C. Public Schools and Dept. of General Services employees will visit the school’s cafeteria next Wednesday at 6 p.m. to participate in an open forum on lead testing, the school announced last week.

Tests earlier this year revealed that three D.C. schools, including Miner, had unacceptable levels of lead in some of the schools’ water, according to The Washington Post.

“To be clear, all of the drinking water sources that are currently being used at Miner Elementary School are below the EPA threshold,” DCPS COO Nathaniel Beers wrote in a letter to parents.

Parents are encouraged to attend the forum to share concerns and ask questions.

Photo via DCPS

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