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While the news to this point has focused on lead in fountains the Burr School, the Globe reports that tests in 2014 found lead in a faucet at the Ward Elementary School in Newton, at levels higher than at any school tested statewide that year.

Josh Morse, Newton’s public buildings commissioner, said that the elevated sample at the Ward school was drawn from a kitchen sink that was not used for food preparation or for drinking. And water tested from other taps around the building was “well within limits,” he said. Still, the sink in question and all of the pipes and plumbing that bring water to it have been replaced recently and the city plans to retest the water soon, Morse said.







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