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Ever since the tragedy in Flint, Michigan, where lead in drinking water poisoned hundreds of children, attention has focused on the nation’s lead regulations.

The Environmental Protection Agency implemented the Lead and Copper Rule in 1991, and is now considering updating it. But some experts fear proposed changes could actually weaken protections for public health.

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All drinking fountains in Lackawanna City Schools have been turned off and sinks have warning signs on them, after elevated levels of lead were found from a variety of sources.

Schools in New York state are now required to test their drinking water for lead contamination.

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Local officials are responding to a British report that suggests more than two dozen U.S. cities, including Buffalo, used "cheats" while measuring water for lead levels.


A new report says Buffalo is one of 33 US cities that cheat when measuring lead in drinking water.

A coalition of groups in New York is calling on state legislators to take action to keep lead out of school drinking water.

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U.S. Senator Charles Schumer has unveiled proposed legislation that would fund lead-testing at daycare centers.  Schumer said his bill would help daycare centers and schools across the state to test drinking water for possible lead contamination. 

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Senator Charles Schumer is urging federal authorities to take action in assuring the safety of Halloween makeup.