O'Mara, Lupardo and advocates to announce legislation requiring testing for lead in schools on Tuesday ~ Read more

Thomas F. O'Mara

June 06, 2016

The O'Mara-Lupardo legislation calls for more stringent testing for lead contamination in school water systems.
Amid a growing flood of reports of lead in school drinking water around the state and the country, a coalition of legislators and New York public health, environment, and healthy schools advocacy groups will present legislation to address the challenge.

FOR PLANNING PURPOSES ONLY

MEDIA ADVISORY: Tuesday, June, 7, 2016

CONTACT:
Jordan Levine (NYLCV) 917-392-8965 / jlevine@nylcv.org
James Meddleton (O'Mara) 518-455-2091 / meddleto@nysenate.gov
Jeffrey Quain (Lupardo) 518-455-5431 / quainj@nyassembly.gov

ALBANY – Amid a growing flood of reports of lead in school drinking water around the state and the country, a coalition of legislators and New York public health, environment, and healthy schools advocacy groups will present legislation that will attempt to bring this crisis under control.

Lead is a major health hazard, especially for young children. It has been found in drinking water schools in Binghamton, Ithaca, Rochester, and across Long Island.

The groups will present S.7103A (O'Mara)/A.9687A (Lupardo) and discuss the details of the newly amended legislation.

WHAT: Legislators and advocates discuss the newly amended Safe School Drinking Water Act.

WHO:
Senator Thomas O'Mara
Assemblymember Donna Lupardo
The Healthy Schools Network
The New York League of Conservation Voters
The New York Public Interest Research Group
WE ACT for Environmental Justice

WHEN: Tuesday, June 7 at 11:30 A.M.

WHERE: Capitol Building, 3rd Floor outside of the LCA Room

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