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Lead contamination found in water at 7 Oakland schools
Friday October 27th 2017, 10:08 am

Children at an Oakland elementary school have been exposed to water with lead levels four times higher than allowed under federal guidelines, test results obtained Thursday by The Chronicle show.

The temporary site of Glenview Elementary School near the Emeryville border was one of seven sites in the Oakland Unified School District where contamination levels of the toxic metal in water exceeded federal health standards.

The district began testing school taps in August in advance of new state requirements, but the results have not been well-publicized.

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