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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

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/WITF

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