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Oregon health officials release map of schools’ lead tests

Associated Press

BEND, Ore. – Oregon health officials have released an interactive map to allow people to look up results for drinking water lead tests in their local schools.

The Bulletin reported that the Oregon Health Authority released the tool, which will expire at the end of the 2016-17 school year.

In 2017, districts will be required to submit Healthy and Safe School Facilities Plans to the Oregon Department of Education.

The interactive map was created after Gov. Kate Brown asked last spring for the OHA and state Department of Education to look at existing state programs and create a plan to address lead in school water, among other environmental concerns.

In Central Oregon, the map shows that Bend-La Pine, Jefferson County, Crook County, Redmond, Culver and Sisters school districts all have tested for lead in drinking water.

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