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MORE THAN 850 MASS. SCHOOLS TESTED FOR LEAD, COPPER

Schools in more than 150 Massachusetts cities and towns tested water fixtures for lead and copper under a Massachusetts Clean Water Trust and Department of Environmental Protection initiative, the DEP commissioner announced Wednesday.

A year ago, the Clean Water Trust board provided $2 million from its administrative expense fund to pay for a new DEP program to help ensure school districts could sample their taps and fountains. DEP is now in the process of preparing a final report on the program, Commissioner Martin Suuberg said.


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