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Chart: Lead in schools at APS

A Journal review of more than 800 water samples from Albuquerque Public Schools revealed that several schools’ sinks had lead levels well over a threshold established by the federal Environmental Protection Agency.

One school stood out with multiple sinks that far exceeded the EPA’s accepted level. In fact, one sink at Bellehaven Elementary School tested at 0.97 milligrams per liter – nearly 65 times higher than the EPA threshold of 0.015 milligrams per liter.

Data source: New Mexico Environment Department and the Department of Health

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