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Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority says lead levels are in compliance with national standards

Samples were collected from 136 houses with a known lead service line or a history of lead lines between July and December 2021.
By Julia Zenkevich/WESA

Streamline seeks fresh start on toxic Kensington soil: ‘We’re a different animal’

Block upon block of red brick rowhouses still line Kensington’s streets. Increasingly, new construction does too, and lots of it.

By Jake Blumgart/WHYY

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Lead, asbestos contamination shuts down Pennsylvania schools

Students at three Pennsylvania schools had been told to stay home amid concerns over lead and asbestos contamination.

By Michael Rubinkam/Associated Press

Wolf wants to set aside a billion dollars to clean up schools

The governor says he’s planning to include the pitch in next week’s budget address, along with several other lead and asbestos-remediation plans.

By Katie Meyer

PPG now fully lead free, but what about old paint chips?

“That paint is going to end up in the environment, it’s virtually unstoppable,” said Terrence Collins, a chemical sustainability expert at Carnegie Mellon University.

By Sarah Boden/WESA

Most Philly charter schools failed to test water for lead — and city gave them a pass

The fact that many schools either didn’t test or didn’t respond to repeated requests for comment left some parents uneasy.

By Ryan Briggs/WHYY and Avi Wolfman-Arent/Keystone Crossroads

Pa. Game Commission warns of lead’s danger to animals, but hunters say non-lead ammo is too expensive

When lead bullets are used for hunting, there can be unintended consequences.
By P. Kenneth Burns/WHYY