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If action level for lead in drinking water changed, 28 La. water systems wouldn’t meet that standard

Following the Flynt water crisis, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder recommended that the state adopt a 10 parts per billion action level for in lead in drinking water, which is also recommended by the World Health Organization, Nola.com reports. The Environmental Protection Agency currently has a 15 ppb standard.

If the EPA adopted the standard Snyder suggests, 28 water systems in Louisiana would not meet that standard, according to Nola.com.

Where are these water systems?

One’s at the East Louisiana Mental Health System in Jackson. Another’s at the Fifth Ward Junior High School in St. Tammany Parish.

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