Booker to introduce bill aimed at getting the lead out of water in schools


Booker to introduce bill aimed at getting the lead out of water in schools

HACKENSACK — Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ), alongside U.S. Rep. Josh Gottheimer, environmentalists and other local elected officials announced Monday he would introduce legislation to ramp up efforts to get the lead out of the water in schools.
Booker’s legislation, dubbed the “Get the Lead Out of Schools Act” would put a grant program in place to assist local schools with replacing antiquated piping and would require schools to be consistently monitored for lead levels under the nation’s Lead and Copper Rule.
Resolving the lead issue is part of a larger, wasteful water crisis in the country, he said.
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