Scores of sex offenders ordered to live on a secluded island in Washington state say the often cloudy, brown water there is making them sick, and records show the water system has been plagued by problems for more than a decade.
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Environment | Health | local | Water | News | Lead In The WaterThe Register-Guard | July 11, 2016 7:46 a.m. | Eugene, Oregon
The discovery this spring of elevated levels of lead in drinking water at several Eugene School District schools and other buildings has prompted a flood of questions about the possible prevalence of lead in drinking water elsewhere in Lane County, including in tens of thousands of older homes with water pipes and fixtures that may contain lead.
Health | local | News | Education | Environment | Water | Lead In The WaterAP | April 9, 2016 10:06 a.m. | Boise
Ten schools in Oregon had water samples that tested above the U.S. EPA's lead limit at some point since 2013, according to an AP analysis of test results reported to the agency.
Health | local | Teachers | News | Education | Environment | Water | Lead In The WaterStatesman Journal | March 20, 2016 9:22 a.m.
Ten Oregon schools have exceeded regulatory limits for lead in drinking water over the past four years, according to data from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. That’s nearly a quarter of the public water systems statewide — all flagged for high lead levels.
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Many higher education schools in the Northwest have found it's more realistic to promote responsible drinking among students instead of discouraging it altogether.