Alabama Department of Education testing wat


GUY: DO YOU KNOW WHAT YOUR CHILDREN ARE DRINKING? SHERI: AS WVTM 13’S JEFF ELIASOPH EXPLAINS, THE ALABAMA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION IS LAUNCHING A NEW EFFORT TO MAKE SURE THEIR WATER IS SAFE.>>THIS IS TYPICALLY, WE LET THE WATER RUN. JEFF: JEFF JOHNSON IS IN CHARGE OF FACILITIES AT THE TUSCALOOSA CITY SCHOOLS. HERE AND AT EVERY OTHER PUBLIC SCHOOL IN THE STATE, THE WATER WILL SOON BE TESTED.>>THE PRIMARY REASON WE’RE DOING THIS LEAD TESTING IN WATER IS THE REPERCUSSIONS OF WHAT HAPPENED IN FLINT, MICHIGAN. JEFF: PARENTS IN ALABAMA BEGAN WONDERING OUT LOUD IF LEAD CONTAMINATION COULD BE A PROBLEM HERE AS IT WAS IN MICHIGAN. LEAD INGESTION CAN CAUSE SERIOUS HEALTH PROBLEMS AND LEARNING DISABILITIES, SO STATE SUPERINTENDENT MICHAEL SENTANCE ORDERED A PROACTIVE PRECAUTIONARY MEASURE. NEXT MONTH, JEFF AND MAINTENANCE DIRECTORS FROM EVERY K-12 SCHOOL% IN THE STATE WILL BE TRAINED TO COLLECT SAMPLES AND SEND THEM TO A CENTRAL LAB RUN BY THE ALABAMA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT. SAMPLES WILL BE TAKEN THAT FIVE OR SIX LOCATIONS IN JUST ABOUT EVERY SCHOOL IN ALABAMA TO MAKE SURE THE KIDS ARE DRINKING IS SAFE. WATER FOUNTAINS, KITCHEN SINKS, ANY PLACE WITH DRINKABLE WATER.>>THOSE COST $15 PER SAMPLE. JEFF: IT WILL TAKE 3 YEARS FOR ALL THE SCHOOLS TO BE SAMPLED

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