Study: La. receives F for efforts to remove lead from school water

Study: La. receives F for efforts to remove lead from school water
A newly released report by the Environment America Research & Policy Center grading 31 states’ policies for addressing lead in school drinking water has given Louisiana a failing grade.

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - A new study gives Louisiana a failing grade for efforts to remove lead from school drinking water.

The study released by the Environment America Research & Policy Center and the U.S. Public Interest Research Group (U.S. PIRG) Education Fund analyzed lead testing policies for 31 states.

Louisiana and 21 other states earned an F grade based on laws and policies related to lead in school drinking water.

Washington, D.C. received a B+, the highest score in the study.

A FOX 8 investigation in November uncovered elevated lead were found in the drinking water of at least 12 public schools in Jefferson, Orleans and St. Tammany parishes.

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