Stories tagged: lead
FRIDAY, FEB. 17, 2017, 3:10 P.M.
Commission: ‘Systemic racism’ at root of Flint water crisis
“Systemic racism” going back decades is at the core of problems that caused a lead-contaminated water crisis in the majority black city of Flint, according to a Michigan Civil Rights …
TUESDAY, FEB. 14, 2017, 8:04 A.M.
Flint mayor questions Michigan governor’s decision to stop water bill credits in aftermath of lead contamination crisis
LANSING, Mich. – The mayor of Flint is planning to meet with Gov. Rick Snyder Tuesday to discuss Michigan’s decision to withdraw some financial assistance that was originally offered to …
THURSDAY, FEB. 9, 2017, 8:22 A.M.
Tri-Cities school districts testing water for lead, copper
Kennewick schools recently shut off or replaced roughly 54 water faucets and 20 drinking fountains as part of an initial round of tests for lead and copper.
TUESDAY, FEB. 7, 2017, 7:28 A.M.
Flint’s water plant upgrade cost rises to $108 million
A consultant says the cost of upgrading Flint’s water treatment plant is estimated at $108 million, up slightly from an earlier estimate.
TUESDAY, JAN. 31, 2017, 7:08 A.M.
Flint-area residents seek $700M from EPA over water crisis
More than 1,700 Flint-area residents and property owners are seeking more than $700 million in damages from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for its handling of the city’s crisis with …
UPDATED: TUESDAY, JAN. 24, 2017, 5:52 P.M.
Flint water has fallen below federal lead limit
Flint’s water system no longer has levels of lead exceeding the federal limit, a key finding that Michigan state environmental officials said Tuesday is good news for a city whose …
UPDATED: THURSDAY, JAN. 19, 2017, 5:38 P.M.
Coeur d’Alene contractor fined for failing to control lead dust during home renovation
A Coeur d’Alene contractor was fined $9,800 for not following proper procedures to control lead dust during renovations on a 95-year-old house. Stricter rules for dust control took effect in …
TUESDAY, DEC. 20, 2016, 10:05 A.M.
The Latest: Not-guilty pleas by 3 newly charged in Flint
Not-guilty pleas have been entered by three of the four people newly charged in the Flint water investigation.
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 14, 2016, 10:18 A.M.
National Guard halts events in lead-contaminated armories
The National Guard has stopped all public events at toxic armories across the country in a step to prevent lead exposure.
MONDAY, DEC. 12, 2016, 1:40 P.M.
Oregon health officials release map of schools’ lead tests
Oregon health officials have released an interactive map to allow people to look up results for drinking water lead tests in their local schools.
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 7, 2016, 1:29 P.M.
Oregon officials launch database for results of lead tests
State health and education officials in Oregon have launched an online database that allows parents to find out how much lead is in the water in their children’s school.
FRIDAY, NOV. 18, 2016, 11:59 A.M.
Tests show high lead levels in water at 60 Cleveland schools
Cleveland’s school district will replace hundreds of drinking fountains, restroom faucets, outdoor spigots and other water fixtures after tests found high lead levels in the water at 60 of its …
FRIDAY, NOV. 18, 2016, 7:33 A.M.
EPA orders Flint to outline fixes before water switch
Federal officials have outlined new steps Flint must take before switching its drinking water source again in the wake of its lead-contamination crisis.
THURSDAY, NOV. 17, 2016, 7:17 A.M.
Michigan may require lead screening of all young children
Michigan, where a man-made water crisis is still roiling one of its biggest cities, will consider requiring all infants and toddlers to be tested for lead poisoning as part of …
TUESDAY, OCT. 18, 2016, 9:57 A.M.
Class-action lawsuit seeks sweeping help for Flint students
Several families have filed a class-action lawsuit against the state of Michigan and the Flint school district, saying more needs to be done to help students whose academic performance and …
TUESDAY, SEPT. 20, 2016, 6:38 A.M.
Flint can’t sue Michigan unless Michigan says it’s OK
Days after Flint Mayor Karen Weaver served notice that her city might file a lawsuit against the State of Michigan over the Flint drinking water crisis, the state removed Flint’s …
TUESDAY, AUG. 2, 2016, 1:36 P.M.
Too much lead: Water shut off at 2 Medford grade schools
Drinking water has been shut off at two Medford schools after officials said tests revealed it contained too much lead.
FRIDAY, JULY 29, 2016, 12:45 P.M.
Six more Michigan public workers charged in Flint water crisis
Six current or former state employees were charged Friday with misconduct and other crimes in the Flint water crisis, bringing to nine the number of public officials facing prosecution over …
MONDAY, JULY 18, 2016, 8:49 P.M.
Portland schools superintendent steps down amid lead scandal
Portland Public Schools Superintendent Carole Smith is stepping down from her role, effective immediately, after the release of a scathing report about the investigation into the district’s handling of high …
FRIDAY, JULY 8, 2016, 10:29 A.M.
Testing finds more elevated lead levels at Oregon university
Oregon Health & Science University has shut three more drinking fountains due to high lead levels.
FRIDAY, JUNE 3, 2016, 5:06 P.M.
SFCC employee testing shows normal lead levels after contaminated water found
Employees who work in a building where extremely high levels of lead in the water was detected last month all had normal levels of lead in their blood, according to …
THURSDAY, JUNE 2, 2016, 12:38 P.M.
Some Portland schools find elevated radon levels
Portland Public Schools says it has received results showing elevated levels of radon in rooms throughout the district.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1, 2016, 4:10 P.M.
Portland parents decry officials over lead at two schools
Parents sometimes shouted as they criticized officials over high amounts of lead in drinking water at two Portland schools, while the head of the district promised an independent investigation into …
SUNDAY, MAY 29, 2016
Portland shuts off school water fountains over lead concern
Portland Public Schools has shut down drinking fountains at all of its schools and will use bottled water for the remaining school year after tests at two schools found high …
MONDAY, MAY 23, 2016, 11:38 A.M.
Oregon officials clamp down on lead in Portland air
In a significant turnaround, Oregon officials are clamping down on lead in Portland’s air.
FRIDAY, MAY 20, 2016, 6:09 P.M.
High levels of lead, iron found in water in SFCC building
Very high concentrations of lead and iron have been found in the water supply of a building on the Spokane Falls Community College campus, prompting officials to shut off the …
THURSDAY, MAY 19, 2016, 9:14 A.M.
Tacoma water is safe to drink, utility says
Tacoma’s water is safe to drink, city utility officials say. The declaration from Tacoma Public Utilities came Wednesday, after weeks of testing the water of a dozen Tacoma homes thought …
TUESDAY, MAY 17, 2016, 12:05 P.M.
Spokane schools’ water meets lead standards
Spokane Public Schools drinking water meets state and federal standards for water quality, according to a district news release.
TUESDAY, MAY 10, 2016, 10:24 A.M.
Lead testing at Washington schools inconsistent
For about $5 per student in Washington’s public schools, every parent could know if the drinking water in their child’s school was free of lead.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 4, 2016, 8:30 P.M.
Spokane to replace remaining lead lines in water system
The city of Spokane is accelerating plans to switch out lead lines in its water delivery system, following national attention over Flint, Michigan’s contaminated drinking water.