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Lead Found In Drinking Water At UO Residence Halls

The Register-Guard | Sept. 15, 2016 8:39 a.m.

About one-fifth of the faucets in three University of ­Oregon residence halls run with lead-tainted water — and a fourth hall is very likely to have some of the same.

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Lead Tests In Portland, Salem Schools May Be Skewed

Statesman Journal | July 25, 2016 6:48 a.m. | Salem, Oregon

The contractor hired to test water for lead in the Salem-Keizer and Portland school districts is not following the procedure recommended by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

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Health Risks In PPS Buildings Could Cost $400 Million To Repair

OPB | June 22, 2016 7:42 a.m.

The health risks in Portland Public Schools buildings could cost upwards of $400 million dollars to repair — including almost $200 million just to fix plumbing problems.

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Eugene Schools Find Lead In Water

OPB | June 14, 2016 8:06 a.m.

The Eugene School District said Monday it found elevated lead levels in the water at four separate schools.

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Portland-Area Schools Scramble To Assure Parents Their Water Is Safe

Pamplin Media Group | June 6, 2016 9:19 a.m.

Most Portland-area schools say their water is safe, but only a handful of districts around the region have routinely tested for lead and other contaminants.

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Portland Public Finds High Radon Levels In More Than 100 School Rooms

OPB | June 1, 2016 10:53 p.m.

Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers, according to the EPA, and results in about 21,000 related deaths each year.