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News Release | Environment Minnesota Research and Policy Center

St. Paul, MN – Reacting to pervasive lead contamination in schools’ drinking water, Environment Minnesota Research and Policy Center gave Minnesota an "F" today for addressing the problem, according to a new national report.

“Schools should be safe places for our kids to learn and play, but Minnesota is still not doing enough to protect our kids from lead in drinking water,” said Tim Schaefer, State Director of Environment Minnesota Research and Policy Center. “We need policies that actually get the lead out of faucets and fountains in our schools and pre-schools.”

Report | Environment Minnesota Research and Policy Center

Minnesota's children need safe drinking water – especially at school where they go to learn and play each day. Unfortunately, lead is still contaminating drinking water at schools and pre-schools across the state. As our report shows, Minnesota is failing to make the grade when it comes to keeping lead out of drinking water at school. Instead of waiting for more testing, we need to proactively remove the lead pipes and plumbing at the root of this toxic hazard for our children.

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